Racism, vicarious racism and mental health: how can we support those affected?

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Liesbeth Tip, Jingni Ma and Christina McClure review a recent cross-sectional study exploring vicarious racism, vigilance and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They present their own personal accounts of racist attacks, their reflections about the usefulness of bystander interventions, and their determination to work together to help people feel safer and more included in society.

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Deep brain stimulation for severe depression: could ‘brain pacemakers’ be the answer for some?

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Alexandra Pike, Alexis An Yee Low and Jonathan Roiser critically appraise a recent n-of-1 study on ‘brain pacemakers for depression’, which received extensive press coverage earlier this month. The case study looks at deep brain stimulation (closed-loop neuromodulation) in an individual with treatment-resistant depression.

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CBT for youth anxiety and depression: satisfaction guaranteed?

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Alice Potter explores a systematic review which finds that children and young people are often satisfied with the CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) they receive for anxiety or depression.

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Game on! How can video games help children with autism?

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Eleana Frisira blogs about a review, which finds that video games can be interventions that help some children with autism, particularly in relation to cognitive training.

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Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.

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How to measure cannabis use: introducing the ‘International Cannabis Toolkit’ or iCannToolkit

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Ian Hamilton looks at the new International Cannabis Toolkit (iCannToolkit) and considers why it’s so important that we have an internationally agreed and standardised measure for cannabis use.

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Young people who self-harm: perspectives on primary care

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In her debut blog, Amelia Talbot summarises a qualitative study investigating young adult’s experiences and perspectives of general practice care for self-harm.

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Migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care, according to new Swedish population study

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In her debut blog, Natasha Chilman blogs about a Swedish cohort study of 1.3 million people, which finds that migrants with first episode psychosis are more likely to receive inpatient care.

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Are we Improving Access to Psychological Treatment for everyone?

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Bibire Baykeens reviews a general population cohort study which suggests that recent migrants are less likely to use the Improving Access to Psychological Treatment programme.

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Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?

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Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.

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