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Prescribing lithium for bipolar disorder: are we too scared?

Deenan Edward and Suhana Ahmed summarise a Scottish study of prescribing for bipolar disorder between 2009-2016, which identified a clear trend towards decreasing lithium use.

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14 June 2019, 5:00 am

Higher doses of antidepressants “not optimal”, according to new review

Jonathon Tomlinson considers his options as a GP supporting people with depression and complex needs, after reading a new systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis, which suggests that higher doses of antidepressants bring maximum side effects with only marginal gains.

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13 June 2019, 5:00 am

Bipolar disorder and distress: systematic review of first-person accounts

A group of UCL Mental Health Masters Students summarise a meta-synthesis of qualitative research, which looks at what people diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience as distressing.

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12 June 2019, 5:00 am

Global mental health and its implicit priorities

Tessa Roberts writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review of the term ‘global mental health’, which seeks to determine the implicit priorities of scientific literature that self-identifies with this term.

Follow #PsychosisGlobal today for a live expert discussion from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

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11 June 2019, 5:00 am

Who gets bullied? Using genetic information to identify individual vulnerabilities

Lucy Bowes explores a multi-polygenic score approach to identifying individual vulnerabilities associated with the risk of bullying, which suggests that depression, ADHD, risk taking, BMI and intelligence are independently associated with exposure to bullying.

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10 June 2019, 5:00 am

Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help

Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.

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6 June 2019, 5:00 am

Long term recovery and resilience in psychosis: the iHOPE-20 study

A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise the iHOPE-20 study, which looks at relationships between and prospective predictors of remission, clinical recovery, personal recovery and resilience 20 years on from a first episode psychosis.

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5 June 2019, 5:00 am

REsTRAIN YOURSELF: reducing restrictive practices on mental health wards #BCTcompare

Krysia Canvin helps us prepare for the #BCTcompare event on Wed 5th June by blogging about a recent study, which looks at the outcome of a restraint reduction programme (‘REsTRAIN YOURSELF’) to minimise the use of physical restraint in acute mental health services.

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4 June 2019, 5:00 am

Referrals to mental health services: understanding ethnic differences

A group of UCL Masters Students summarise a recent paper on ethnic differences in referral routes to child and adolescent mental health services.

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29 May 2019, 11:00 am

Attitudes towards internet interventions make a difference

Maria Loades explores a randomised controlled trial of people with depression, which looks at the impact and change of attitudes towards internet interventions.

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28 May 2019, 5:00 am