Digital technology for better mental health services: perspectives from Australia and the USA

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Maria Giorgalli summarises a recent review on the use of digital technology to improve mental health services, based on the healthcare systems of Australia and the USA.

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Mental health policy: are the “facts” based on “evidence”?

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Anjuli Kaul’s debut blog explores the latest evidence on the accuracy and accessibility of cited evidence in mental health policy documents.

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Suicide risk: could migration be a protective factor?

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Dafni Katsampa’s latest blog looks at a new study exploring the influence of migration on risk of suicide in refugees in Sweden.

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What can be done during the MHA Assessment process to reduce compulsory psychiatric admissions?

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Kevin Stone writes his debut blog on a recent mixed methods study that aimed to identify factors in the MHA Assessment process which facilitate or impede reducing compulsory psychiatric admissions.

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Is schizophrenia a by-product of human evolution?

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Muzaffer Kaser writes his debut elf blog on a recent study, which looks at evolutionary modifications in human brain connectivity associated with schizophrenia.

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Personalised medicine: a transformative era in dementia research

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Nagina Khan writes her debut elf blog on a recent study in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the individual course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.

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The never-ending story: the problematic relationship between youth anxiety and later alcohol use

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Francesca Bentivigna summarises a systematic review that explores the associations of child and adolescent anxiety with later alcohol use and disorders.

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Stigma and eating disorders: theory and practice

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Lorna Collins writes her debut elf blog on a recent mixed-methods systematic review, which asks: How do people with eating disorders experience the stigma associated with their condition?

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Gender non-conformity: novel study reveals increased risk of mental health problems in young people

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Ben Janaway summarises a recent Canadian community-based study, which examines emotional and behavioural difficulties in children experiencing gender non-conformity.

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Suicide in university students in England and Wales

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Jude Smit writes her debut elf blog on a recent research study which looks at the incidence of suicide in university students in England and Wales, and concludes that we need a whole university approach to mental health.

Readers interested in more on student mental health should follow #smartenconf19 on Twitter for updates from the SMaRteN Network Student Mental Health Conference in Cambridge.

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