Murtada Alsaif summarises a recent 4-week long phase II randomised controlled trial of ITI-007 for the treatment of schizophrenia, which contains some positive results for this novel intervention.[read the full story...]
Katrina Witt explores a recently published paper that draws on the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England. The cohort study found that around one-half of self-harm patients do not receive psychosocial assessment, despite 2004 NICE guidance that recommends everyone who has self-harmed should have a comprehensive assessment of needs and risk.[read the full story...]
Eva Alisic from the Global Young Academy presents a new pledge that researchers are invited to make to increase open access publications.
The More Open Access Pledge is endorsed by us elves, so please sign up now if you can![read the full story...]
Joff Jones summarises a meta-analysis of neurofeedback for ADHD in children, which concludes that current evidence is insufficient to recommend neurofeedback as a treatment for this group.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming explores a recent narrative review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for self-stigma in people with a schizophrenia-spectrum diagnosis.[read the full story...]
Andrew Jones reports on an ecological pragmatic clinical trial, which suggests that it is feasible to support smoking cessation in people with severe mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Olivia Kirtley and Alys Cole-King appraise a new systematic review of the safeTALK school and community based youth suicide prevention intervention, which finds no evidence of safety or efficacy for this well established programme.
The blog also features a podcast featuring Olivia and Alys, along with Professor Stanley Kutcher, the lead author of this new review.[read the full story...]
Dave Steele summarises a recent RCT which compares Parent-Focused Treatment and Family-Based Treatment for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa.[read the full story...]
Chris Pell reviews a recent US survey of young adults, which suggests that social media use was significantly associated with increased depression.[read the full story...]
Matthew Broome writes his debut Mental Elf blog on a three-year clinical and functional outcome comparison between first episode manic psychosis and first-episode schizophrenia.[read the full story...]