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Mental health diagnosis: views and experiences of service users and clinicians

Vanessa Pinfold and Jennie Parker from the McPin Foundation explore a recent systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives on mental health diagnosis.

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20 June 2018, 5:00 am

Moderated online social therapy: relapse prevention for youth depression

Sarah Knowles looks at a next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression, explored in an Australian qualitative study looking at social networking, safety and clinical benefit.

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19 June 2018, 5:00 am

Should we screen new Dads for depression? #DadsMHday

André Tomlin shares his own experiences of being diagnosed with postnatal depression and wonders how we can improve screening for other fathers at risk during the perinatal period.

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18 June 2018, 5:00 am

Reducing physical restraint: suggestions from patients and staff

Rob Allison explores a recent qualitative study of mental health inpatients’ and staff members’ suggestions for reducing physical restraint.

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15 June 2018, 5:00 am

Persistent and severe postnatal depression predicts adverse outcomes in children

Sophie Graham and Jennifer Burgess explore the associations between persistent and severe postnatal depression in mothers and mental health and educational outcomes in their offspring.

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14 June 2018, 5:00 am

Individual Placement and Support works for US veterans with PTSD

Harry Palmer from the Centre for Mental Health summarises a recent RCT, which suggests that Individual Placement and Support helps veterans with PTSD to achieve steady work better than the US Veteran Affairs’ transitional work programme.

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12 June 2018, 5:00 am

The genetics of depression (and anxiety!)

Thalia Eley shares her thoughts on a recent Nature genome-wide association study of depression phenotypes in the UK Biobank, which uses different definitions of depression to provide more tractable targets for future genetic studies.

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11 June 2018, 5:00 am

Resilience to depression: neural markers in adolescent at-risk females

Matthew Broome appraises a recent cohort study that looks at neural markers of resilience in young women at familial risk for major depressive disorder.

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7 June 2018, 5:00 am

Sexual function matters to people living with serious mental illness

Rudiger Pittrof and Elana Covshoff from SHRINE (Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment) explore a recent review, which looks at the impact of severe mental disorders and psychotropic medications on sexual health and its implications for clinical management.

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6 June 2018, 5:00 am

Chemsex: just dance or bad romance?

Dean Connolly presents the findings of a recent literature review on chemsex, which explores sexualised drug use in UK men who have sex with men.

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5 June 2018, 5:00 am