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Mental Health Research

Breaking Down The Silos: A Collaborative Answer to Mental Health

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

What are we waiting for? We know the issues, the studies, the conversations and the best practices. Let's bring those together now. Waiting any longer hasn't worked.

Revolution in Brain Science Offers Optimism Following Latest Mass Shooting

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Science
Chantel Garrett

Lost in the noise and partisan debates, a rare cause for optimism has gone nearly unnoticed and should be universally embraced. Revolutionary therapies aimed at prevention and recovery for the 'big three' mental illnesses are being actively pursued today.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part III: The DSM-5 War Over What Being Human Means

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Insel represents a crucial American school of thought -- by far the dominant one in the U.S. today -- that equates the future of mental health with the brain, pure and simple. This school of thought is fundamentally wrong, has always been wrong, will always be wrong.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part II: Why Are the Human Psyche and Behavior So Complicated?

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The very inconclusiveness of the Human Genome Project as detailed in part one is pushing us to conclude that we were only looking in the wrong place when we put a microscope to our DNA. Instead, we have determined to look to the brain directly.

After the DSM, What?

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

I have been arguing for many years in books like Rethinking Depression that the DSM ought to be repudiated. In recent months this idea has been gaining tremendous momentum and just recently the National Institute of Mental Health essentially repudiated the DSM.

The NIMH Declares Independence From the DSM-5

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

For what we need to do in mental health research, the DSM approach is not appropriate. Even if it is still the best way to diagnose disorders and deliver treatment and knit the mental health care system together, it must begin to be supplanted by a new science-based framework.

The Painted Bird: Stigma and Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

At a moment when mental health is so much at the forefront of the minds of Americans and our media, it seems time, again, to try to understand the damaging views so commonly held about people with mental illness.

Field Trial Results Guide DSM Recommendations

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Two years ago, the American Psychiatric Association announced the start of field trials of proposed diagnostic criteria for the future DSM-5. And now, as the first comprehensive analyses of that effort are published, what's clear is just how well the field trials did their job.

Predicting Treatment Response in Major Depression: The Use of Biosignatures

Maria A. Oquendo, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.

A new national study on "biosignatures" for depression treatment is groundbreaking in its approach and sophistication; it could usher in a new frontier of brain science.

Definitive Study Rejects the Diagnosis of 'Psychosis Risk' and Finds No Treatment Benefit

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

A new study on the effectiveness of psychosis prevention is a clear caution against the DSM 5 proposal for a psychosis risk syndrome, and it should temper enthusiasm for rushing ahead with "ultra high risk" prevention programs.

Not By Genes Alone

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Neugeboren

Why is it generally easier to find funds for people who study mental disorders in laboratories than it is to find funds that make a difference in the lives of people with mental disorders?