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Death from COVID-19: should we be prioritising people with schizophrenia for vaccination?

In her debut blog, Aneta Zarska reviews a cohort study which looks at the links between death from COVID-19 and a range of mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.

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23 July 2021, 4:00 am

SlowMo: an app to improve thinking biases in people experiencing paranoia

Imogen Bell blogs about a recent randomised controlled trial of the SlowMo app, which aimed to slow down thinking patterns and correct interpretation biases in people experiencing paranoia.

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22 July 2021, 4:00 am

Reading skills and mental health difficulties: what’s the link?

Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent review which suggests that schizophrenia, “personality disorders” and psychopathy may be linked to reading skills deficits in some people.

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21 July 2021, 4:00 am

Does shame in childhood affect the risk of adolescent depression and anxiety? #CAMHScampfire

Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by exploring a recent twin study on the aetiology of shame and its association with adolescent depression and anxiety.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Tuesday 20th July for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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20 July 2021, 12:30 pm

“Tell Me Your Story”: using Narrative Exposure Therapy to help youth with PTSD

Will Koehler explores a case study which provides very early evidence that adapted narrative exposure therapy may be helpful in treating PTSD in adolescents.

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20 July 2021, 4:00 am

Long-acting injectable antipsychotics: more effective than oral medications at preventing hospitalisation and relapse in schizophrenia according to new review

Joseph Pierre appraises a recent meta-analysis on long-acting injectable antipsychotics compared to oral antipsychotic medication for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia.

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19 July 2021, 9:26 am

Exercise can help reduce depressive symptoms in people who are not clinically depressed

Ross Nedoma summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the effectiveness of exercise-based interventions in reducing depressive symptoms in people without clinical depression.

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16 July 2021, 4:29 pm

Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?

In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.

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15 July 2021, 8:19 am

The Care Ecosystem: telephone support to help people with dementia and their carers

A UCL MSc group of students review a US randomised controlled trial of the ‘Care Ecosystem’; collaborative care for dementia delivered by telephone and internet, which suggests improvements in quality of life and caregiver well-being, and reductions in health service use.

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14 July 2021, 4:00 am

Suicide risk in transgender and gender diverse people

Talen Wright explores trends in suicide death risk among transgender people by drawing on findings from the Amsterdam Cohort of Gender Dysphoria Study.

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13 July 2021, 4:00 am