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Telemental health: mega-blog on remote mental health care during the pandemic

In her debut blog, Philippa Clery presents the findings of three studies from the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which explore the acceptability and efficacy of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2 December 2022, 11:44 am

Unprecedented times: pregnancy and mental health in the era of COVID-19

Siobhan D’Almeida explores a recent paper which finds that pregnant individuals experienced high levels of anxiety and depression during COVID-19.

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1 December 2022, 5:00 am

To stay on antipsychotics or not to stay on antipsychotics? A longstanding question with an update

Joe Pierre considers a recent network meta-analysis on continuing, reducing, switching, or stopping antipsychotics in individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders who are clinically stable.

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30 November 2022, 1:13 pm

How do prelingually deaf people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations?

Charlotte Huggett and Sophie Paul explore an important review looking at the content and modality of hallucinations in prelingually deaf people with schizophrenia.

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29 November 2022, 11:06 am

Talking to young people about online safety: the who, what, when and how

In his debut blog, Luke Bayliss explores a Delphi study that will help mental health practitioners to converse with young people about their online activities and impact on mental health.

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28 November 2022, 5:00 am

Ask about alcohol use in adults affected by divorce, bereavement or illness

Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.

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25 November 2022, 5:00 am

Psychiatric Advance Directives: more effective when facilitated by peer workers, according to French RCT

Rob Allison considers a French randomised controlled trial, which provides support for the use of peer worker–facilitated psychiatric advance directives to prevent compulsory rehospitalisation in people with severe mental illness.

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24 November 2022, 5:00 am

Money talks: stakeholder perspectives on the design of a combined money and mental health intervention

In her debut blog, Annie Irvine summarises a qualitative study which explores service user and staff views of a combined money advice and psychological therapy service within IAPT.

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23 November 2022, 10:01 am

A human rights approach to integrating HIV and substance misuse services

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent paper on integrating HIV and substance misuse services, which draws on a person-centred approach that is grounded in human rights.

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22 November 2022, 2:27 pm

Apps to support the mental health of young people: flashy and available versus evidence-based and hidden?

Belinda Platt highlights a new review of mental health apps for young people, which finds there are many apps which seem appealing to young people but have no evidence-base, but only a handful of apps with a sound evidence-base which are available to young people.

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17 November 2022, 5:00 am