A new study offers promising results for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for depression.
Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Sunil Bhatia about decolonizing psychology, confronting the field’s racist past, colonial foundations, and neoliberal present.
According to researchers, children are being increasingly prescribed multiple different psychiatric medications.
Researchers review a new synthesis of the existing evidence and conclude that the harms of antidepressants outweigh any benefits.
On Wednesday, JAMA Psychiatry released a meta-analysis comparing the results of cognitive-behavioral therapy and antidepressant medication in severely depressed populations. Currently, many practice guidelines suggest that antidepressants be used over psychotherapy for major depressive disorder. The analysis, however, found that “patients with more severe depression were no more likely to require medications to improve than patients with less severe depression.”
A new study has found a strong association between antipsychotic drugs and higher rates of severe cases of COVID-19.
A new study suggests that taking antidepressants impairs empathy, while the experience of depression itself does not.
MIA's Ana Florence interviews recovery advocate Ro Speight about her journey from receiving Peer Support to working as a facilitator in Peer Partnered Open Dialogue.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Ian Parker about critical psychology, discourse and political action, and whether psychology has anything left to offer.
An article in JAMA Psychiatry advises very slow tapering for best results when discontinuing antipsychotic drugs.
Royal College of Psychiatrists’ former president demands support for patients coming off antidepressants.
New study finds that people who felt they were coerced into being hospitalized were more likely to attempt suicide later.
Researchers find that most psychiatric drugs cause severe withdrawal despite attempt s to gradually decrease the dosage.
A network analysis of participants’ social media use and well-being reveals complex links with social capital but a minimal association with attentional control.
Researchers studied whether antipsychotics could prevent transition to full psychosis and found that the drugs worsened outcomes.
A new study finds that adding an antipsychotic to existing antidepressant treatment is associated with a 45% increased risk of early death.
Studies that compare the effectiveness of different antidepressant drugs are unreliable, according to new research in BMC Psychiatry.
MIA’s Hannah Emerson interviews Comas-Díaz on the need for culturally competent care in a medicalized and individualistic society.
A new study finds adverse long-term consequences associated with the increased use of antipsychotics in first-episode psychosis.
A third of patients who have taken the common psychiatric medication lithium for over ten years have developed "chronic renal failure" from the drug.
The alternative treatment model of Soteria helps individuals suffering from schizophrenia without relying on medication or coercion.
A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os investigated whether tapering strips can help people stop using antidepressants.
Researchers suggest that the pharmaceutical industry had a vested interest in using the term “discontinuation” in order to hide the severity of physical dependence and withdrawal reactions many people experience from antidepressants.
A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.