Death from COVID-19: should we be prioritising people with schizophrenia for vaccination?

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In her debut blog, Aneta Zarska reviews a cohort study which looks at the links between death from COVID-19 and a range of mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.

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SlowMo: an app to improve thinking biases in people experiencing paranoia

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Imogen Bell blogs about a recent randomised controlled trial of the SlowMo app, which aimed to slow down thinking patterns and correct interpretation biases in people experiencing paranoia.

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Reading skills and mental health difficulties: what’s the link?

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Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent review which suggests that schizophrenia, “personality disorders” and psychopathy may be linked to reading skills deficits in some people.

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Does shame in childhood affect the risk of adolescent depression and anxiety? #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by exploring a recent twin study on the aetiology of shame and its association with adolescent depression and anxiety.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Tuesday 20th July for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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“Tell Me Your Story”: using Narrative Exposure Therapy to help youth with PTSD

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Will Koehler explores a case study which provides very early evidence that adapted narrative exposure therapy may be helpful in treating PTSD in adolescents.

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Long-acting injectable antipsychotics: more effective than oral medications at preventing hospitalisation and relapse in schizophrenia according to new review

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Joseph Pierre appraises a recent meta-analysis on long-acting injectable antipsychotics compared to oral antipsychotic medication for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia.

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Exercise can help reduce depressive symptoms in people who are not clinically depressed

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Ross Nedoma summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the effectiveness of exercise-based interventions in reducing depressive symptoms in people without clinical depression.

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Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?

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In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.

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The Care Ecosystem: telephone support to help people with dementia and their carers

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A UCL MSc group of students review a US randomised controlled trial of the ‘Care Ecosystem’; collaborative care for dementia delivered by telephone and internet, which suggests improvements in quality of life and caregiver well-being, and reductions in health service use.

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Suicide risk in transgender and gender diverse people

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Talen Wright explores trends in suicide death risk among transgender people by drawing on findings from the Amsterdam Cohort of Gender Dysphoria Study.

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