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Trauma-informed care in mental health: why we need it and what it should look like

Aneta Zarska blogs about a qualitative research study from Australia that outlines what trauma-informed care should look like, by asking people with experience of mental health difficulties.

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25 January 2022, 5:00 am

Behavioural therapies may reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD

Shubhangi Karmakar summarises a systematic review on the effects and feasibility of psychological interventions to reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD, which highlights significant uncertainty in the field.

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24 January 2022, 5:00 am

Family support and parenting interventions for youth anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries #ActiveIngredientsMH

In their debut blog, Zill-e-Huma & colleagues explore a systematic review finding family interventions beneficial for child anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries.

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20 January 2022, 5:00 am

Exposure to air pollution increases mental health service use, according to new UK study

Wajeeha Raza and Peter Coventry review a retrospective cohort study exploring the association between air pollution exposure and mental health service use among individuals with first presentations of psychotic and mood disorders.

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19 January 2022, 5:00 am

Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA

Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.

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18 January 2022, 10:00 am

Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

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17 January 2022, 2:36 pm

Lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Michael Ostacher critically appraises and summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review, which presents the latest best evidence on the efficacy of lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.

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14 January 2022, 1:46 pm

“It’s like putting a penguin on the floor”: what can the perspectives of youth with autism teach us about social inclusion? #ActiveIngredientsMH

Xanthe Hunt and Jason Bantjes consider the perspectives of autistic young people affected by social exclusion, and present early findings from their new active ingredients review which looks at the role of social inclusion interventions in improving adolescent mental health.

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13 January 2022, 5:00 am

Young adults do not quit cannabis because of psychosis symptoms, according to new Europe-wide research

Ian Hamilton summarises a recent study exploring whether psychotic-like experiences are related to the discontinuation of cannabis consumption in young adults.

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12 January 2022, 5:00 am

Why doesn’t parent involvement help treat children with anxiety?

In her debut blog, Jeanne Wolstencroft summarises a systematic review finding that parental involvement in therapy doesn’t help treat children with anxiety.

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11 January 2022, 5:00 am