Battle of the meta-analyses: is CBT becoming less effective over time?

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Suzanne Dash explores a recent meta-analysis that looks again at RCTs of cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, to ascertain whether or not the effects of CBT are systematically falling over time.

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Can digital communication improve relationships between young people and clinicians?

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Victoria Betton reports on the LYNC study; mixed methods research into timely digital patient-clinician communication in specialist clinical services for young people.

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Person-centred care in CAMHS: how can we make it happen? #SoWhatSeminars #WeMHNs

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André Tomlin summarises a recent systematic review of facilitators and barriers to person-centred care in child and young people mental health services.

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Depression in later life: who benefits most from antidepressants plus exercise?

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Linda Gask explores an RCT of physical exercise for depression in later life, which considers the best way to customise the intervention for primary care.

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Probiotics for depression: robust and compelling evidence?

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A team from the Centre for Affective Disorders at King’s College London appraise a new systematic review on probiotics for depression, which claims to have found robust and compelling evidence that these supplements can alleviate depressive symptoms.

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The stigma of eating disorders: which interventions might help?

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Francesca Solmi summarises a new systematic review of stigma and eating disorders, and asks if it’s time to move beyond socio-cultural explanations of risk.

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Identifying cultural issues in diagnostic assessment: the Cultural Formulation Interview

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Clarissa Giebel considers the feasibility, acceptability and clinical utility of the Cultural Formulation Interview; a tool designed to remove barriers to effective diagnosis for people from black and minority ethnic groups.

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CBT may help reduce anxiety and depression in people with diabetes, but standardised approach needed

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Ben Perry explores the findings of a recent systematic review looking at the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy on glycaemic control and psychological outcomes in adults with diabetes.

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Psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder: DBT and psychodynamic approaches do best

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Andrew Shepherd summarises a recent meta-analysis on the efficacy of psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder, which finds that dialectical behaviour therapy and psychodynamic approaches were effective versus control, but CBT and other talking treatments were not.

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