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Compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act: significantly more likely if you come from a BAME or migrant group

Ian Cummins explores a recent international systematic review and meta-analysis, which highlights ethnic variations in compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act.

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17 April 2019, 5:00 am

How should we assess suicide risk in mental health services, or should we stop doing it?

Vishal Bhavsar reports on the development and validation of a new clinical prediction rule (the OxMIS tool), which has been developed by the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology group at the University of Oxford to help predict the risk of suicide in people with severe mental illness.

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16 April 2019, 5:00 am

Suicide risk assessment among psychiatric inpatients: pessimism around predictive power

Alex Langford appraises a systematic review that looks at high-risk categories for suicide risk assessment among psychiatric inpatients.

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15 April 2019, 5:00 am

The impact of racism on mental health

Alison Faulkner considers a recent report on racism and mental health by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, which covers the impact of interpersonal racism, the multidimensional nature of disadvantage, structural disadvantage and mental illness, and pathways to mental health care.

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12 April 2019, 7:51 am

Higher body mass index is associated with a lower subjective wellbeing

Benjamin Janaway explores a recent mendelian randomisation study that looks at the causal effects between subjective wellbeing and cardiometabolic health.

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11 April 2019, 5:00 am

Rates of psychotic disorders: huge variability and important risk factors

Emma O’Neill summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of psychotic disorders, which looks at the distribution of rates and the influence of gender, urbanicity, immigration and socio-economic level.

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10 April 2019, 8:00 am

Smoking cessation for people with severe mental illness? “Oh yes they can!” SCIMITAR+

David Shiers and Peter Byrne summarise the new SCIMITAR+ trial out today in The Lancet Psychiatry, which evaluates a bespoke smoking cessation intervention for people with severe mental illness.

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9 April 2019, 5:00 am

Pregnancy and bipolar disorder: international prescribing consensus?

Dean Connolly looks at an international study which asks: Is there consensus across evidence-based guidelines for the psychotropic drug management of bipolar disorder during the perinatal period?

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5 April 2019, 5:00 am

Involuntary hospitalisation: variations in mental health detentions across Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand

John Baker examines an international comparative mental health study published today, which looks at variations in patterns of involuntary hospitalisation and in legal frameworks.

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4 April 2019, 5:00 am

Community supported discharge service for teenagers leaving psychiatric hospital

Robyn Murphy summarises an RCT that compares the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intensive community supported discharge service versus treatment as usual for adolescents with psychiatric emergencies.

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3 April 2019, 5:00 am