How can we culturally adapt eating disorders services to provide better care for people from racial and ethnic minorities?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider a systematic review from the US, which looks at some of the ways that we can culturally adapt eating disorders treatment for adults from racial or ethnic minorities.

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Psychoeducation for perinatal depression and anxiety in young people #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Wezi Mhango & Darya Gaysina explore psychoeducation as an active ingredient that might help young people who are affected by perinatal anxiety or depression.

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Do experiences of loneliness differ across the lifespan?

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Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld and Alison Osborne review a nationally representative US survey which finds that loneliness affects people of all ages; particularly young adults, people in middle age, and also very old age.

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Trauma-informed care in mental health: why we need it and what it should look like

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Aneta Zarska blogs about a qualitative research study from Australia that outlines what trauma-informed care should look like, by asking people with experience of mental health difficulties.

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Behavioural therapies may reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD

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Shubhangi Karmakar summarises a systematic review on the effects and feasibility of psychological interventions to reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD, which highlights significant uncertainty in the field.

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Family support and parenting interventions for youth anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Zill-e-Huma & colleagues explore a systematic review finding family interventions beneficial for child anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries.

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Exposure to air pollution increases mental health service use, according to new UK study

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Wajeeha Raza and Peter Coventry review a retrospective cohort study exploring the association between air pollution exposure and mental health service use among individuals with first presentations of psychotic and mood disorders.

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Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA

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Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.

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Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

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Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

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Lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Lamotrigine, an anticonvulsant drug, is licensed in the United States for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder and in the UK to prevent depressive episodes in bipolar disorder. Hashimoto and colleagues (2021) performed a Cochrane Intervention Review to explore whether lamotrigine is effective and safe compared to the most established maintenance treatment, lithium, and placebo.

Michael Ostacher critically appraises and summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review, which presents the latest best evidence on the efficacy of lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.

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