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If you really want to know if a digital mental health tool has impact, ignore the trial: read the analytics

Terry Fleming writes her debut elf blog on a recent study that systemically examines the usage patterns of self-help mental health apps using independently gathered internet traffic data.

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22 January 2020, 6:00 am

Time to research wider community approaches to reducing social isolation?

Heather McClelland writes her debut blog on a recent systematic review looking at the effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

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21 January 2020, 6:00 am

Cancer screening disparities in people with mental illness

Emily Peckham from the Closing The Gap Network writes her debut blog on a new systematic review, which finds that people with mental illnesses were less likely to receive screening for cancer compared to the general population.

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20 January 2020, 6:00 am

Digital technology for better mental health services: perspectives from Australia and the USA

Maria Giorgalli summarises a recent review on the use of digital technology to improve mental health services, based on the healthcare systems of Australia and the USA.

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17 January 2020, 6:00 am

Mental health policy: are the “facts” based on “evidence”?

Anjuli Kaul’s debut blog explores the latest evidence on the accuracy and accessibility of cited evidence in mental health policy documents.

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16 January 2020, 6:00 am

Suicide risk: could migration be a protective factor?

Dafni Katsampa’s latest blog looks at a new study exploring the influence of migration on risk of suicide in refugees in Sweden.

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15 January 2020, 6:00 am

What can be done during the MHA Assessment process to reduce compulsory psychiatric admissions?

Kevin Stone writes his debut blog on a recent mixed methods study that aimed to identify factors in the MHA Assessment process which facilitate or impede reducing compulsory psychiatric admissions.

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13 January 2020, 6:00 am

Is schizophrenia a by-product of human evolution?

Muzaffer Kaser writes his debut elf blog on a recent study, which looks at evolutionary modifications in human brain connectivity associated with schizophrenia.

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10 January 2020, 6:00 am

Personalised medicine: a transformative era in dementia research

Nagina Khan writes her debut elf blog on a recent study in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the individual course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.

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7 January 2020, 6:00 am

The never-ending story: the problematic relationship between youth anxiety and later alcohol use

Francesca Bentivigna summarises a systematic review that explores the associations of child and adolescent anxiety with later alcohol use and disorders.

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6 January 2020, 6:00 am