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Alternatives to medication for children and young people with ADHD

Joff Jones summarises a recent systematic review, which looks at the evidence for a wide range of non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD. The review finds the strongest evidence for diet, child/parent training and behavioural interventions.

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22 February 2019, 6:00 am

Teenage depression linked to poor psychological and social outcomes in later life

Maria Loades writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the long-term psychosocial outcomes of teenage depression, which finds that depression as a youth is linked to poor academic outcomes, unemployment and problems with relationships in adult life.

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20 February 2019, 6:00 am

How can psychedelics treat mental illness? #PsilocybinMedicine

Catherine Bird writes her debut elf blog on a recent opinion review by Robin Carhart-Harris entitled: How do psychedelics work?

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18 February 2019, 6:00 am

Physical activity participation in severe mental illness: one step closer? #ClosingTheGapSMI

Suzan Hassan writes her debut elf blog on a recent research paper that highlights the factors associated with regular physical activity participation among people with severe mental illness.

Today sees the launch of the new Closing The Gap Network in York. Follow #ClosingTheGapSMI on Twitter for live updates throughout the day.

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15 February 2019, 6:00 am

Dropping out of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety: comparison with in-vivo exposure therapy

Aislinn Bergin writes her debut elf blog on a recent meta-analytic examination of attrition in virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

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13 February 2019, 6:00 am

Transforming mental health throughout the life course #MQScienceMeeting 2019

André Tomlin sets the scene for the 2019 #MQScienceMeeting which brings together researchers across different disciplines to explore cutting-edge new ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness.

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7 February 2019, 6:00 am

Lifestyle training for schizophrenia: STEPWISE fails to make a difference

Ben Janaway writes his debut elf blog on the STEPWISE RCT which is out today in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and first-episode psychosis.

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4 February 2019, 6:00 am

How can we prevent depression in young adults?

Mental Health Masters Students from UCL explore a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to prevent depression in young adults. The review finds some evidence for the effectiveness of preventative interventions in reducing depressive symptoms in young adults, but the evidence in this area remains weak.

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30 January 2019, 6:00 am

Cannabis use in the developing brain: evidence from a recent cross-sectional meta-analysis

Joe Barnby considers the findings of a recent meta-analysis of cross-sectional observational data, which explores the association of cannabis with cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults.

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29 January 2019, 6:00 am

Standards and principles for evaluating mental health apps

Victoria Betton summarises and considers a recent opinion piece by John Torous and colleagues that heads towards a consensus around standards for mental health apps and digital mental health.

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24 January 2019, 6:00 am