Douglas Badenoch

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I am an information scientist with an interest in making knowledge from systematic research more accessible to people who need it. This means you. I've been attempting this in the area of Evidence-Based Health Care since 1995. So far the results have been mixed. For some reason we expected busy clinicians to search databases and appraise papers instead of seeing patients. We also expected publishers to make the research freely available to the people who paid for it.. Ha! Hence The National Elf service.

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“I can’t trust anyone”: the role of cognitive processes in PTSD symptoms in young people in care #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch summarises a longitudinal study of cognitive predictors of (complex) post-traumatic stress in young people in out-of-home care.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 29th March for an online journal club discussing this paper.

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Young offenders with developmental language disorder were twice as likely to reoffend after 12 months

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Douglas Badenoch summarises a prospective cohort study, which looked at whether a developmental language disorder in first time young offenders is associated with a higher rate of reoffending, independently from other known causes.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Monday 1st March for an online journal club discussing this paper.

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Hearing voices: experiences of children and young people #CAMHScampfire

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Hearing voices is common in young people. In this #CAMHScampfire blog, Douglas Badenoch looks at a new qualitative study of the experiences of people aged 13-18 who hear voices but who do not have any clinical diagnosis.

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In adults with major depression, antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide

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Douglas Badenoch explores a meta-analysis of follow-up data from clinical trials of antidepressants, which found a small but significant increase in suicide risk.

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Mental health research: let us reason together #RCTdebate

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Amy Price and Douglas Badenoch respond to the McPin Foundation talking point paper written by Alison Faulkner entitled ‘Randomised controlled trials: The straitjacket of mental health research?’

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Say hello to the people behind the National Elf Service

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Andre Tomlin and Douglas Badenoch tell us a little more about their background in evidence-based healthcare and their work at Minervation in Oxford.

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Coping with the avalanche of evidence-based mental health research

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Douglas Badenoch and André Tomlin present the results of their own literature review and information science study, which investigates the challenges facing anyone trying to keep up to date with reliable research. They explain how their work mobilizing a community of research-savvy bloggers, is breaking down these barriers and opening up new avenues for disseminating the best available evidence to those who need it.

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Cannabis use in young people linked with lower high school completion and degree attainment

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André Tomlin and Douglas Badenoch voice a note of caution about the Lancet Psychiatry meta-analysis of cannabis use in young people. The study links cannabis use in children with low educational attainment, cannabis dependence, illicit drug use and suicide attempts in later life.

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