Lucas Shelemy

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Lucas is a PhD Researcher at the University of Reading. He is currently researching viable methods of teacher training and education in mental health. Lucas is a London dweller, film and science lover and depression advocate. His main passions are developing early interventions for children and adolescents who may develop mental health disorders, and Star Wars.

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Mental illness and emotional wellbeing: part of the same continuum?

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Lucas Shelemy considers data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study which correlates mental illness with emotional wellbeing in children, and brings back some surprising results.

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Behaviour change techniques in smartphone health apps

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Lucas Shelemy presents a recent systematic review on gamification for health promotion, which explores behaviour change techniques in smartphone apps.

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Antidepressants don’t help with many cognitive impairments, even when they do improve mood

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Lucas Shelemy on a recent randomised longitudinal study that explores the effect of antidepressant treatment on cognitive impairments associated with depression.

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Eating disorders more common in schools with more girls or more educated parents

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Lucas Shelemy writes his debut Mental Elf blog about a paper by fellow Elf Helen Bould, which examines whether female student populations and higher levels of parental education are associated with changes in eating disorders prevalence.

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