Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Catatonia is a severe form of mental illness where people have problems with movement and speech. Our new study looks at what they are thinking.
Complex PTSD was left out of the latest version of the ‘psychiatrists’ bible’, but that doesn’t make it any less real for those who live with it.
His major work The Quiet Violence of Dreams is about a young man undergoing a mental breakdown, something that the novelist also experienced.
By creating both an urgent need for mental health care and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is enabling telemedicine to go mainstream.
A new study shows connections between genetics, biomarkers in the blood, and mental disorders - opening new avenues to understand the causes of mental illness and find new treatments.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
Despite advances in human rights and treatments, stigma toward individuals diagnosed with mental illness is common in Ghana.
We don’t laugh at people with bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, so why is it OK to laugh at people with Tourette’s?
Western medicine has always split the mind and the body. Long COVID reveals just how damaging this approach has been.
Boys, LGBTQ youth and people with normal body mass index are often overlooked when it comes to recognizing eating disorders, a physician and psychotherapist explain.
In the study, 44% of people who stopped taking their antidepressants didn’t experience a relapse within a year.
While most children still had some level of developmental difficulties, the therapy boosted their social communication skills, leaving them less likely to meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
Structural stigma is in the rules, policies and procedures of organizations and society. It’s reflected in systems that treat people with mental illness as less treatable or less deserving of care.
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Is the distinction between insanity and religion a mere semantic quibble?
The pandemic has exposed some truths about human psychology and behaviour.
Drugs like MDMA, ketamine, LSD and psylocibin may help heal the wounds of trauma - but more research is needed.
A new study finds no evidence of diagnostic inflation in the last four editions of the DSM.
With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.