Simon Brett

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Simon is a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and a 4th year Msci Psychological Theory and Practice student at the University of Reading. He is currently researching adolescent depression and delivering Brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescents (BATD-A).


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Treating depression with physical activity in young people


Simon Brett summarises a robust systematic review that looks at the effectiveness of physical activity as a treatment for depression in adolescents and young adults.

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Adolescent friendships predict later resilient functioning


Simon Brett looks at a recent study in Psychological Medicine which suggests that adolescent friendships predict later resilient functioning across psychosocial domains in a healthy community cohort, whereas family support does not predict later resilience.

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Brief, intensive and concentrated CBT for anxiety disorders in children


Simon Brett summarises a recent systematic review of brief, intensive and concentrated cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children, which finds some promising results for this more focused approach to care.

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