Thinking transdiagnostically about PTSD, depression and anxiety in US first responders

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Olga Lainidi summarises a network analysis exploring the interconnecting symptoms between PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder, and depression among First Responders based in the United States.

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Trauma affects how refugees feel about themselves and others, but how can clinicians help?

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UCL MSc students consider a longitudinal study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, which explores the underlying cognitive mechanisms that could explain the association between trauma exposure, mental health and social engagement in refugees.

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A review of guidelines for perinatal mental health: psychological and psychosocial assessment and intervention

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Lucy Purnell summarises a systematic review of clinical psychological guidance for perinatal mental health from the UK, Australia and Canada.

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Increased odds of bullying victimisation and perpetration in adolescents with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions

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Filip Marzecki summarises a large-scale systematic review and meta-analysis investigating prevalence and odds of bullying involvement in young people with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Traumatic stress in Palestinian children and young people in the Gaza Strip

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Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Hayley Gains summarise a scoping review exploring the impact of war on Palestinian children and young people residing in the Gaza Strip.

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Supporting female violence researchers who experience vicarious trauma

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Eve Wang summarises a qualitative study exploring the emotional safety and coping mechanisms in women conducting violence and abuse research, who experience vicarious trauma.

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Are crisis responses for children and young people effective?

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Beth Cumber summarises the CAMH‐Crisis project – a large systematic review exploring crisis response interventions for children and young people, with a focus on effectiveness, lived experiences and service organisation.

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Here comes the sun: associations between daily light exposure and psychiatric disorders

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Emiliana Tonini summarises a large-scale cross-sectional study, which suggests that encouraging individuals to increase their exposure to bright natural light during the day and minimise exposure to artificial light at night may help with our mental health.

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Are chatbots the answer to minimising inequalities in treatment access?

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Robert Meadows considers the findings of a recent paper on the use of artificial intelligence chatbots in increasing self-referrals to mental health services.

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Enhancing mental health care for autistic individuals: bridging gaps and breaking barriers

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Today Ruby Jarvis presents two new reviews from the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which summarise the adjustments that clinicians can make to improve mental health care for autistic children, young people and adults.

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