Complementary therapies for PTSD: can mindfulness combat the mindlessness of combat? #CAMSTRAND2018

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The #CAMSTRAND2018 delegates blog about a recent systematic review of mind-body therapies for Military Veterans with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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CBT for anxiety: new meta-analysis confirms significant improvements to target symptoms

CBT plus taper is effective at reducing benzodiazepine use in the short term (3 months) but this effect is not sustained at 6 months.

Inês Pote summarises a recent meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and related disorders.

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Suicide risk following childhood interpersonal violence

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Katrina Witt considers the findings of a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood, and the impact that it may have on risk of suicide in young people.

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Poorer cardiovascular screening, diagnosis and management if you have a mental illness

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Joanne Wallace summarises a systematic review that highlights disparities in the management of cardiovascular risk factors in people with mental illness.

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Third wave CBT for psychosis: how reliable is current evidence?

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Keith Laws explores a recent meta-analysis of third wave CBT for psychosis, which suggests we need better evidence about the safety and efficacy of mindfulness, acceptance-based therapy, compassion-focused therapy and other third wave approaches.

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Joint risks? Tobacco and cannabis and psychotic symptoms

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James MacCabe appraises a recent study, which looks at the association of combined patterns of tobacco and cannabis use in adolescents who go on to experience psychotic symptoms.

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Brutalised child soldiers and traumatic distress

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Our blog today explores a new study in the British Journal of Psychiatry of post-traumatic stress disorder among former Yazidi child soldiers in northern Iraq.

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Nature-based therapy for stress-related illnesses

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Danielle Rhydderch and Ian Collings review a new RCT in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that nature-based therapy is not significantly different to CBT for acute stress reactions, PTSD and adjustment disorders.

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How do life events impact upon therapeutic work with children and young people? #MHED2018

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Terry Hanley explores a recent systematic review of life events, socioeconomic deprivation, and their impact on counselling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.

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The economic impact of bullying #MHED2018

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João Santos reports on a recent study that explores the long term economic impact associated with childhood bullying victimisation.

Follow #MHED2018 today on Twitter to hear more about this research from one of the authors Louise Arseneault

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