ICU survivors at increased risk of suicide and self-harm after discharge

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Charlotte Huggett reviews a recent Canadian population-based cohort study, which examines rates of suicide and self-harm in adult survivors of critical illness.

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Treating PTSD in adults: EMDR and trauma-focused CBT still lead the way

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Nada Abou Seif summarises a network meta-analysis which finds that EMDR and trauma-focused CBT remain the most effective ways to treat adult PTSD.

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Study of England and Northern Ireland finds 8-fold increase in autism diagnosis over the last 20 years

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Shania Lorenz summarises a recent UK population-based cohort study which used National Health Service data to find a 787% increase in autism diagnoses over the past 20 years.

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Overcoming the stigma: uncovering the experiences of suicide bereavement among ethnic minorities

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Andie Ashdown summarises a qualitative study exploring ethnic minority groups’ experiences of suicide bereavement.

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iCBT for depression: reflections from university students

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Sharon Eager summarises a qualitative study conducted with university students in South Africa who identify the pros and cons of iCBT for depression.

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Just one shot at it: single session interventions for adolescent depression

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Maria Loades and Georgia Herring consider a randomised trial of online single-session interventions for adolescent depression during COVID-19.

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Trauma-focused CBT for PTSD in patients experiencing an ongoing threat of trauma

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In her debut blog, Tanya Garg summarises a systematic review that suggests trauma-focused CBT may be helpful for people with PTSD symptoms who are also experiencing an ongoing threat of trauma.

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Checking compulsions in OCD: responsibility, probability and severity of harm #BABCP2022

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In her debut blog, Christine Purdon explores a model of checking compulsions in those with OCD, finding that severity and likelihood of harm are important. This research led by Adam Radomsky will be presented at the #BABCP2022 conference in London later this week.

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A long-term physical health condition changes everything: therapeutic responses to psychological distress must change too #BABCP2022

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Dona Matthews reviews a paper on an evidence-based theory of psychological adjustment to long-term physical health conditions and applications in clinical practice, which will be presented at the #BABCP2022 conference in London later this week.

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Schizophrenia and cannabis use: new evidence measures risk of relapse

Over 20% of cannabis users experience a psychotic relapse within 24 months of treatment.

In her debut blog, Sally Turner considers a recent study on cannabis use and clinical outcomes in people with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders over 24 months of treatment.

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