Sarah is a Psychology Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University (https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/social-sciences/sarah-mcdonald) and as a Clinical Psychologist working with adults. Sarah's main interests are around eating disorders, therapy models and service provision.
Sarah McDonald considers the implications of a recent cohort study of SSRI use and violent crime, which suffered from the usual headline grabbing media coverage, so typical of research about young people, violence, crime, drugs and mental health.[read the full story...]
Summary of a report, produced by RAND Europe, exploring different models for delivering primary care, including collaboration, and how to manage change.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald appraises a new systematic review that asks if psychological interventions can prevent relapse in adults who have recovered from depression.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis of how parenting can impact on childhood anxiety, depression and internalising problems.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald appraises a systematic review of CBT for treating and preventing perinatal depression. The meta-analysis finds that, when compared to control conditions, CBT resulted in significant reductions in depressive symptoms in both treatment and prevention studies.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald reviews a recent meta-analysis on the efficacy of cognitive bias modification interventions in anxiety and depression, which finds a dearth of reliable research to support the use of this treatment.[read the full story...]
Clinical Psychologist Sarah McDonald writes her debut blog on a recent cohort study of breastfeeding and postpartum depression, which concludes that the effect of breastfeeding on maternal depression is extremely heterogeneous.[read the full story...]