Psychologists have mental health difficulties and illnesses at the same rate as the general population – but the profession has long stigmatized talking about them in public.
While only about 20% of people would qualify for a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder, more than 60% express symptoms of those disorders – and those symptoms can lead to cognitive difficulties.
Pinpointing the molecular targets behind the subjective effects of psychedelic drugs could help clinicians and researchers better treat psychiatric conditions.
About two-thirds of people affected by disasters such as floods return to their usual level of psychological well-being. But some people are at risk of lasting distress.
A scholar studying the relationship of Buddhism and medicine explains how the popular media has misrepresented mindfulness.
92% of performing artists experienced significant changes to their work during early stages of the pandemic – and at least half experienced depression.
Despite advances in human rights and treatments, stigma toward individuals diagnosed with mental illness is common in Ghana.
Early intervention programs for young people with psychosis might cost more initially, and require more intensive support for longer periods, but they’re worth the investment.
Years after the Sandy Hook massacre, school shootings are still frequent. Addressing the problem head-on takes more than ‘thoughts and prayers.’
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.
Wes Anderson’s new film French Dispatch features a short that explores the connection between artistic genius and mental illness.
In any given year, one in five people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Despite this number there’s still massive stigmatization.
By integrating parents and other family members in therapy, young people will have more consistent support between the therapist’s office and their home.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
Almost all the people in the study were experiencing feelings like anxiety, worry, anger, boredom or frustration.
Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
Conservatorships significantly restrict people’s ability to make decisions for themselves. Other options can provide support while maintaining respect for autonomy.
Grossly oversimplified coverage risks serious damage to some of the most vulnerable in society.
Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
The TGA is considering a proposal to reclassify psilocybin and MDMA from their current status as prohibited substances. This would allow psychiatrists to use these drugs to treat mental illness.