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Migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care, according to new Swedish population study

In her debut blog, Natasha Chilman blogs about a Swedish cohort study of 1.3 million people, which finds that migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care.

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18 October 2021, 4:00 am

Are we Improving Access to Psychological Treatment for everyone?

Bibire Baykeens reviews a general population cohort study which suggests that recent migrants are less likely to use the Improving Access to Psychological Treatment programme.

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15 October 2021, 4:00 am

Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?

Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.

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14 October 2021, 4:00 am

Being part of something bigger: can neighbourhood identification protect against self-harm?

Florian Walter reviews a recent cross-sectional study which investigates whether neighbourhood identification can buffer against the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on self-harm.

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12 October 2021, 4:00 am

The link between autism and eating disorders remains unclear #CAMHScampfire

Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by looking at a brace of population cohort studies exploring the links between autism and eating disorders.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 11th October for an online journal club discussing these papers. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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11 October 2021, 9:51 am

Age at onset of mental disorders: global meta-analysis provides data for targeting effective interventions

Dona Matthews summarises a comprehensive global meta-analysis that presents our best current knowledge on the age of onset of various mental disorders. This review has major implications for our mental health promotion and prevention efforts.

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8 October 2021, 4:00 am

School-based mental health interventions: reducing depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour

In their debut blog, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Lauren Cross summarise a comprehensive review from the Early Intervention Foundation on school-based mental health interventions.

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6 October 2021, 4:00 am

Performing arts for dementia carers: feasibility and acceptability of a new multi-modal intervention

Alice Potter reviews a study of a new multi-modal performing arts intervention programme for carers of people with dementia, which suggests this approach is feasible and acceptable.

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5 October 2021, 4:00 am

Mapping the links between leisure activities and health outcomes: the Multilevel Leisure Mechanism Framework

Alice Potter summarises a narrative review and multi-level theoretical framework of mechanisms of action on how leisure activities affect health.

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4 October 2021, 4:00 am

Art and mental health on Instagram

Lorna Collins summarises a study looking at the impact of artwork posted on Instagram. She considers how art can promote mental health awareness, and the impact that sharing can have on the artist.

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1 October 2021, 4:00 am