The Mental Elf

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Knitting makes me happy

Dafni Katsampa reviews a recent qualitative study that examines the perceived benefits of knitting and its role in the lives of people who self-identified as passionate knitters.

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16 October 2019, 5:00 am

Transdiagnostic approaches to mental health: Keeping the baby and throwing out the bathwater

Melissa Black and Tim Dalgleish summarise and critique a recent review on transdiagnostic psychiatry, which they feel presents an overly negative view of transdiagnostic approaches in mental health.

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9 October 2019, 5:00 am

Are antidepressants safe? A new umbrella review of observational studies suggests they are, but we need more accurate data

Andrea Cipriani and Anneka Tomlinson scrutinise a brand new umbrella review of the associations between antidepressants and adverse health outcomes, which suggests that antidepressants are safe for most people who experience mental health difficulties.

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4 October 2019, 5:00 am

New mothers and intimate partner violence: how can nurses help?

Vishal Bhavsar reports on a new RCT which looks at adding an Intimate Partner Violence intervention to a nurse home visitation programme, and the impact it can have on maternal quality of life.

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2 October 2019, 5:00 am

Internalising problems in children and adolescents: little evidence for distinct disorders

Katie Finning explores a recent network analysis of internalising disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, phobias) in children and adolescents, which demonstrates the interconnected nature of internalising symptoms, and challenges the view that such pathology takes the form of distinct disorders.

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1 October 2019, 5:00 am

In adults with major depression, antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide

Douglas Badenoch explores a meta-analysis of follow-up data from clinical trials of antidepressants, which found a small but significant increase in suicide risk.

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27 September 2019, 5:00 am

Younger mums may be at higher risk of mental health problems #ESMI

Jennifer Burgess summarises the results of a small cross-sectional study of young pregnant women at risk of mental disorders, which found that young women had greater odds of having a common mental disorder and CMDs were associated with living alone and abuse.

Follow #ESMI today on Twitter for all of the updates from the ESMI study day (Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness).

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23 September 2019, 4:00 am

The science of suicide prevention: Innovative technologies and ethical implications #IASP2019

Tiago Zortea and Karen Wetherall help us prepare for the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention #IASP2019, which is taking place in Derry this week. This blog summarises what we know about the potential for digital technologies (smartphones, machine learning and virtual reality) to help improve suicide prevention.

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17 September 2019, 5:00 am

Teens, screens and a hill of beans?

Lucinda Powell looks at a recent study which finds little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being.

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13 September 2019, 5:00 am

ADHD remission: why do some children ‘outgrow’ ADHD whilst others don’t?

A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise a recent literature review that explores the potential pathways to ADHD remission.

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11 September 2019, 5:00 am