Jessica Bone

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Jess is a PhD student in UCL Division of Psychiatry and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her research focusses on why rates of depression increase so dramatically during adolescence, and whether this is related to how adolescents learn about and interpret their social relationships. She is also interested more generally in the role of automatic emotional processing biases in common mental disorders. Jess has a degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and completed an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL.


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Polypharmacy for major depression: is practice evidence-based?


Jessica Bone reports on a recent cross-sectional study that looks at the clinical correlates of augmentation/combination treatment strategies in major depressive disorder.

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Trajectories of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents


Jess Bone on a systematic review of longitudinal studies, which explores the different trajectories of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents, and the factors that might help predict or protect young people.

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Use of mental health services may reduce adolescent depression


Jess Bone publishes her debut blog on a recent longitudinal cohort study, which looks at the reduction in adolescent depression after contact with mental health services.

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