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Media reporting of suicide: do we need more than guidelines?

Anna Sri summarises a recent systemic review and meta-analysis led by Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, which explores the association between media reporting of suicide and actual suicidal behaviour in the community; a phenomenon known as the Werther effect.

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25 September 2020, 4:00 am

Conspiracy theories and coronavirus: one in four people “endorse unequivocally false ideas about the pandemic”

Ian Cummins considers the findings of a survey study published in May 2020 on coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines in England.

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24 September 2020, 4:00 am

Home treatment by crisis resolution teams can prevent hospital admission, according to Swiss research

Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Magdalena Skowronska review a recent Swiss RCT, which found that crisis resolution teams led to fewer hospital days per patient, but did not prevent hospital admission entirely.

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23 September 2020, 4:00 am

Mental health services for medical students: are specialist university-based student mental health services the answer?

Penelope Stavrou summarises a recent study on mental health services for medical students, which evaluates a clinical student mental health service in Cambridge.

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22 September 2020, 4:00 am

Enhanced CBT for eating disorders: new review suggests it’s no more effective than other treatments, but it may act faster

Georgie Parker summarises a recent systematic review which finds that enhanced CBT is an effective treatment for eating disorders, but no more effective than other treatments. However, some research suggests that CBT-E may act quicker and therefore be most cost effective than other treatments.

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21 September 2020, 4:00 am

Digital interventions for suicidal thinking: a tale of two reviews

In his debut blog, Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises two recent systematic reviews on digital interventions for suicidal thinking, which include more or less the same research, but come to quite different conclusions.

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18 September 2020, 4:00 am

Social media use and disordered eating: Australian study finds a link in young teenagers

Francesca Bentivegna reviews a recent Australian study which finds a significant association between social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents.

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17 September 2020, 4:00 am

Transgender discrimination and stigma: links to anxiety and depression

Emily Day summarises a recent study exploring the effects that transgender discrimination and stigma can have on the mental health of trans people, and what strategies individuals use to cope.

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16 September 2020, 4:00 am

Allowing visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Clarissa Giebel reviews a mixed-methods Dutch study and accompanying guidance, which recommends a safe way to allow visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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15 September 2020, 4:00 am

PACT advance decision-making template: is another form really the answer?

Peter Bartlett considers the usefulness of the new PACT advance-decision making template, which is a fillable template for advance decision making in fluctuating mental health conditions – PACT (Preferences and Advance decisions for Crisis and Treatment).

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14 September 2020, 4:00 am