Antidepressants, cognition, and emotional blunting: what’s the evidence?
Angharad de Cates reviews a recent Danish trial, which finds that escitalopram reduced participants’ reinforcement sensitivity compared to those on placebo. This lower reinforcement sensitivity may be similar to the emotional blunting effect often reported by patients during SSRI treatment.[read the full story...]
The best terminology to describe self-harm: “There is more that unites us than divides us”
Angharad de Cates reviews a recent study which examined international definitions of English-language terms for suicidal and self-harm behaviours.[read the full story...]
Future self-harm may be reduced with a brief psychological intervention, but perhaps only for the more severe
Angharad de Cates explores a recent RCT of a brief psychological intervention to reduce repetition of self-harm in patients admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt.[read the full story...]
Suicide-related internet searches following the release of 13 Reasons Why
Angharad de Cates, Alys Cole-King and Stan Kutcher explore a quasi-experimental examination of internet search results, which suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.[read the full story...]