10 Best Articles on Psychiatry
The most useful articles on psychiatry from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Psychiatry Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on psychiatry by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- One woman’s six-word mantra that has helped to calm millions
- How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry
- What we're getting wrong in the conversation about mental health
- A growing psychiatrist shortage and an enormous demand for mental health services
- The computer will see you now: is your therapy session about to be automated?
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on psychiatry—all under 10 minutes.
One woman’s six-word mantra that has helped to calm millions
Ahead of her time, yet largely ignored by psychiatry, Claire Weekes taught millions of readers how to overcome anxiety
«Her heart continued to race, he told her, because she was frightened of it. Don’t fight the fear, he advised her, but try to ‘float’ past it.»
A growing psychiatrist shortage and an enormous demand for mental health services
The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.
Will the magic of psychedelics transform psychiatry?
Psychedelics have come a long way since their hallucinogenic hippy heyday. Research shows that they could alleviate PTSD, depression and addiction. So will we all soon be treated with magic mushrooms…
What we're getting wrong in the conversation about mental health
Increased use of psychiatric language means ordinary distress is being medicalised, while the seriously ill are not being heard, says psychologist Lucy Foulkes
«That we may be in the realm not of psychiatric disorder, but rather in the tangled landscape of our rich and painful lives.»
The computer will see you now: is your therapy session about to be automated?
Experts say AI is set to grow rapidly in psychiatry and therapy, allowing doctors to spot mental illness earlier and improve care. But are the technologies effective – and ethical?
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on psychiatry.
How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry
Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychiatry wars: the lawsuit that put psychoanalysis on trial
Forty years ago, Dr Ray Osheroff sued a US hospital for failing to give him antidepressants. The case would change the course of medical history – even if it couldn’t help the patient himself
What the p-factor says about the root of all mental illness
The p-factor is the dark matter of psychiatry: an invisible, unifying force that might lie behind a multitude of mental disorders
The Movement Against Psychiatry
The contentious debate of whether to fix—or completely overthrow—the way we treat mental illness.
We need new ways of treating depression
Experts are now looking to the social and environmental causes of the disorder affecting millions.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Psychiatry, including:
Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.
Knowledge is the best medicine. Providing you with trustworthy health information from the halls of @Harvardmed and world-famous affiliated hospitals.
Our world, explained.
Research, News, and Commentary from Nature, the international journal of science. For daily science news, get Nature Briefing: http://go.nature.com/naturebriefing
Exploring the American idea through ambitious, essential reporting and storytelling. Of no party or clique since 1857. http://theatlantic.com
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