Beating the odds in recovery: does employment support benefit the outcomes of psychological therapy?


Lucy Chilton and Sarah Watts summarise a case-control study looking at the effectiveness of employment support in combination with psychological therapies within NHS Talking Therapies.

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Digital CBT can help people with depression or anxiety and comorbid long-term medical conditions


Stephanie Loukieh summarises the COMPASS trial, which presents promising results for digitally delivered CBT for depression and anxiety related to living with a long-term physical health condition.

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Cause of death in people with bipolar disorder: how can we prevent premature mortality and reduce the mortality gap?


A group of UCL MSc students summarise a cohort study in BMJ Mental Health, which suggests that we have previously underestimated the contribution of external causes of death such as accidents or suicides.

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Prisonization: how does prison impact on the mental health of prisoners? Insights from Norway


Verity Wainwright explores a qualitative study from Norway, which looks into prisoners understanding of mental health and the prison environment.

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


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


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


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


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


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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