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Treating depression with physical activity in young people

Simon Brett summarises a robust systematic review that looks at the effectiveness of physical activity as a treatment for depression in adolescents and young adults.

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15 October 2018, 5:00 am

Overcoming injustice in mental health: is there a role for philosophy?

On World Mental Health Day, Lisa Bortolotti and Sophie Stammers explore how sometimes a person’s credibility is wrongfully denied or the person lacks the resources to interpret their own experience due to belonging to a stigmatised group.

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10 October 2018, 5:00 am

Community action has little impact on harms from alcohol use disorder

Natasha Clarke explores a systematic review of Whole of Community interventions to reduce population level harms arising from alcohol and other drug use.

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9 October 2018, 5:00 am

Crime victimisation: vulnerability increased after onset of mental illness

Danny Whiting writes his debut elf blog on a recent Danish study that uses police data to measure the risk of being subjected to crime, including violent crime, after onset of mental illness.

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8 October 2018, 5:00 am

Is the incidence of schizophrenia in South-East London really 10 times higher than in Santiago, Spain?

Vishal Bhavsar reviews an EU study of nearly 3,000 people across 6 EU countries, looking at the treated incidence of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. It helps us better understand who gets psychosis, when, and where.

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5 October 2018, 5:00 am

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: GPs’ perspective on management

Marie Crabbe presents the findings of a mixed-methods systematic review, which looks at General Practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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2 October 2018, 5:00 am

Is income inequality damaging our mental health?

Andy Bell from Centre for Mental Health writes his debut elf blog on a systematic review of income inequality and depression, which explores the associations between the two, but also the likely causes of these associations.

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1 October 2018, 5:00 am

A roadmap to advance dementia research and care by 2025

Clarissa Giebel unfolds and reviews a new roadmap to advance dementia research in prevention, diagnosis, intervention and care by 2025.

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28 September 2018, 5:00 am

What can genetics tell us about the link between cannabis and schizophrenia? #MHQT

Suzi Gage summarises a recent GWAS of lifetime cannabis use, which reveals new risk loci, genetic overlap with psychiatric traits, and a causal influence of schizophrenia. Interesting new evidence ahead of our Mental Health Question Time #MHQT event in London tomorrow.

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25 September 2018, 5:00 am

Medical cannabis for mental illness: current use is not supported by research #MHQT

As we prepare for our Cannabis #MHQT event on Wed 26 Sep, Luke Sheridan Rains dissects a narrative review that asks: Is cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood, and related disorders ready for prime time?

His answer is that current evidence does not support the use of medical cannabis for mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression.

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24 September 2018, 5:00 am