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.
Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
The risk of developing psychosis is 77% higher in urban than rural dwellers. But there are positives.
Some antipsychotics with the worst side-effects are the best at treating symptoms.
Dance therapy is effective in treating depression, improving memory and neuroplasticity in older adults and improving executive function in those with Parkinson’s disease.
Discussing the mental health of leaders such as Donald Trump is controversial. But it’s vital to understanding how disordered leaders rise to power.