Alice Wickersham

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Alice is a PhD student at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between SLaM NHS Foundation Trust and the IoPPN, King’s College London. She has previously completed a Psychology BSc and Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc at University College London. Alice’s PhD utilises linked administrative datasets and longitudinal modelling techniques to investigate the educational trajectories of children and young people with mental health disorders.


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Involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation in children and young people: who is at higher risk?


Alice Wickersham summarises a recent review exploring the clinical and social factors associated with involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation. The review finds that intellectual disability, psychosis, risk of harm to self and/or others, Black ethnicity, and older adolescence were strong predictors of involuntary versus voluntary hospitalisation in children and young people.

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Involuntary admission for psychiatric care: a review of clinical and social risk factors


Alice Wickersham summarises a new systematic review and meta-analysis on the clinical and social risk factors for involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation, which has been published today in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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