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Majority of people with ADHD in Ireland still thought to be untreated, despite increase in treatment rates

In her debut blog, Poppy Ellis Logan summarises a longitudinal study which finds rates of ADHD prescription increased in Ireland between 2005 and 2015.

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16 April 2021, 4:00 am

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for unipolar and bipolar depression

Delia Ciobotaru reviews a recent randomised controlled trial on the neurocognitive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in depression.

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15 April 2021, 4:00 am

Victimisation and loneliness: who is more likely to become lonely?

A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent longitudinal twin study of the association between victimisation and loneliness from childhood to young adulthood.

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14 April 2021, 4:00 am

Race, ethnicity, and disparities in mental health experiences and outcomes #AntiRacistMHResearch

As we prepare for the next instalment in our “How to be an anti-racist mental health researcher” webinar series, Kam Bhui considers research ethics and how we must disrupt and transform mental health research if we are serious about tackling inequalities and racism.

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13 April 2021, 4:00 am

Qualitative co-production: involving people with lived experience in co-analysis of qualitative data

In her debut blog, Nia Coupe summarises a recent study on how people with lived experience can be involved in the analysis of qualitative research data.

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9 April 2021, 4:00 am

Increased risk for physical illness in schizophrenia is not caused by genetic liability for the disorder: according to new data-linkage study

Dolly Sud appraises a recent data linkage study on the impact of schizophrenia genetic liability on the association between schizophrenia and physical illness.

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8 April 2021, 4:00 am

What do dementia stakeholders think about Cognitive Stimulation Therapy?

A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a review on dementia stakeholders’ perceptions of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.

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7 April 2021, 4:00 am

Understanding atypical social reward anticipation in psychopathology

Francesca Bentivegna summarises a meta-analytic review exploring atypical social reward anticipation as a transdiagnostic characteristic of psychopathology.

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6 April 2021, 4:00 am

Place of safety in psychiatry: mental health staff perspectives

Zuva Dengu summarises a recent mixed-methods study on mental health staff experiences of occupational wellbeing in a psychiatric place of safety service.

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5 April 2021, 4:00 am

‘The Expert’ and ‘The Patient’: analysing Parliamentary debates on the 2007 Mental Health Act

Alison Faulkner writes about a discourse analysis of the House of Commons’ debates regarding the 2007 Mental Health Act, which is very relevant to the current White Paper consultation on the Reform of the Mental Health Act.

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3 April 2021, 4:00 am