Childhood traumatic brain injuries predict risk of poor long-term outcomes


Eleanor Kennedy reports on a nationwide Swedish cohort study, which finds that traumatic brain injury consistently predicted later risk of premature mortality, psychiatric inpatient admission, psychiatric outpatient visits, disability pension, welfare recipiency and low educational attainment.

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It’s Mental Health Question Time! #MHQT


Today we are announcing a new series of quarterly public discussions about mental health. Join us in London or online at 6pm on 9/11/16 for the first Mental Health Question Time discussion: Dementia – Care or Cure?

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Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: REMCARE trial


Elizabeth Collier writes her debut blog on the REMCARE randomised controlled trial of reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers.

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Migrant mental health may improve with children’s educational success


John Moriarty’s debut blog investigates a recent cross-sectional study looking at whether the mental health of migrant parents is supported by the educational achievements of their children.

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How do people with psychosis use online health information, and do they tell their clinicians?


Sarah Knowles reviews a recent qualitative study of online mental health information seeking behaviour by people with psychosis.

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Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts


Ian Jones summarises a number of studies that consider the benefits and harms of antidepressants during pregnancy, including a recent cohort study that found that exposure to antidepressants in the womb is associated with a modest increased risk of speech and language disorders.

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Elf help to ensure your research has digital impact #ResearchWales16


This post accompanies a talk I’m giving in Cardiff today at the Research with Impact conference organised by Health and Care Research Wales. Please read the blog, peruse my slides and let me know what you think. It’s an exciting time for us elves!

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Depot antipsychotics: If you pay me, you can keep injecting me


John Baker looks at the 2-year follow-up results of a cluster RCT on the effectiveness of financial incentives to improve adherence to maintenance treatment with depot antipsychotics.

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How can genetics help us better understand, diagnose and treat mental illness? An interview with Andrew McIntosh


This World Mental Health Day, we share a Wellcome Trust interview with Professor Andrew McIntosh, who has a £4.7 million award to explore why people develop depression. He tells Wellcome how he hopes his work will improve the lives of people with mental health conditions, and how he looks after his own mental wellbeing.

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Does recession = poorer health? Evidence strongest for suicide and mental illness


Claire Niedzwiedz examines a recent systematic review which looks at the possible harm caused by the 2008 financial crisis and recession on the health of people living across Europe.

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