Results: 455

For: Diagnosis

Social media to diagnose depression: should this be used to target mental health care?

george-pagan-iii-f-PH16nZHKI-unsplash

In their debut blog, Rina Dutta and Charlotte Cliffe summarise a mixed methods study, which explores public opinion about using social media to diagnose depression.

[read the full story...]

First episode psychosis in prison: is our screening effective?

tom-blackout-LJp0F9Icjlc-unsplash

Danny Whiting explores the issue of screening for first episode psychosis in prison using a retrospective cohort study from Australia.

[read the full story...]

Covid-19 screening: Please may I take your temperature?

anton-SZ1DDwCPqkE-unsplash-1

In this blog Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at the findings ot two reviews of non-contact thermometers for detecting potentially infected staff or patients.

[read the full story...]

Survivors of genocide more likely to develop dementia, according to new Israeli study

andrea-nardi-mtJUCgwxBH4-unsplash

Anna Sri explores a recent Israeli study which suggests that people exposed to genocide are more likely to develop dementia, even when a range of confounders are accounted for.

[read the full story...]

Dentistry, Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) and the Covid-19 Antibody Test

IgGIgM-Covid19-Test

Mark-Steven Howe looks at the diagnostic test accuracy of Covid-19 antibody tests in this opinion piece.

[read the full story...]

Can eating behaviours in childhood predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence?

borna-bevanda-pe3uN32Q6H4-unsplash

Georgie Parker summarises a longitudinal cohort study which finds that eating behaviours in childhood may predict eating disorder behaviours and diagnoses in adolescence.

[read the full story...]

Moral injury: the overlooked stressor of the NHS

featured

Heather McClelland summarises a recent BMJ article by Prof Neil Greenberg and colleagues, which looks to prevent moral injury and promote psychological growth in NHS staff working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

[read the full story...]

Flu pandemics, schizophrenia and the immune system: could history repeat itself?

shutterstock_1060908011

Sameer Jauhar summarises a recent narrative review about the risk of schizophrenia linked to the Spanish Influenza Pandemic over 100 years ago. He relates this work to our current pandemic and considers the possibility of a link between COVID-19 and an increased risk of psychosis.

[read the full story...]

“I mean, what is depression?” How GPs distinguish between emotional distress and depressive disorder

jorge-salvador-kpYMcyZ2qbY-unsplash

Linda Gask reviews a recent qualitative exploration of UK general practitioners’ perceptions of distinctions between emotional distress and depression.

[read the full story...]

Towards a symptom-based diagnosis of psychotic spectrum disorders?

nick-fewings-zF_pTLx_Dkg-unsplash

Stefanie Sturm critically analyses a recent paper that suggests a symptom-based continuum of psychosis explains cognitive and real-world functional deficits better than traditional diagnoses.

[read the full story...]