Trials of antidepressants for relapse prevention are confounded by withdrawal effects caused by the drugs.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Sunil Bhatia about decolonizing psychology, confronting the field’s racist past, colonial foundations, and neoliberal present.
Neuropsychological assessments reveal the cognitive, occupational, and social impact of polypharmacy in psychiatry.
MIA's Micah Ingle interviews the anthropologist Ian Puppe on how the imposition of psychiatric treatments can lead to harmful iatrogenic effects with Indigenous peoples.
A new review of antipsychotic trials conducted over the last 24 years finds that the placebo response rate is steadily increasing, and drug response is decreasing.
New study finds that Medicaid enrolled youth were 14 times more likely to be on an antidepressant in 2014 than in 1987.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins test paroxetine on developing brain cells and discover numerous neurotoxic effects.
New research counters the long-held assumption that a longer duration of untreated psychosis is associated with worse outcomes.
Recent research implicates benzodiazepines as being involved in a high rate of emergency department visits in the US.
Researchers confirm that the suicide warning for antidepressants is justified by the evidence and that claims that the warning is harmful lack support.
A new survey exploring antipsychotic user experience finds that more than half of the participants report only negative experiences.
A new systematic review finds that patients report reduced symptoms but also loss of self and agency while taking antipsychotics.
Innovative research methods and interventions could address socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement.
A new study explores how mindfulness impacts self-compassion and meaning in life to increase mental health and wellbeing.
Current suicide assessment practices of the VA are reductive and do not allow for the individual’s narrative to be heard.
Stanford researcher writes that readers should check the effect size of results instead of looking at the p-value.
Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
Transgender children show strong identification and preferences stereotypically associated with their current gender identities, not their sex assigned at birth.
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.
Psychiatrist Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed explores a way forward for psychiatry in responding to the Mad activism of service users.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.