Sarah Carr reflects on a recent US study that “perhaps tells us something deeper about the discrimination and stigmatisation in mental health that needs to be tackled.”[read the full story...]
Results: 152For: hospital admissions
Intensive home treatment in crisis: a randomised controlled trial from the Netherlands
Lucy Maconick and Sonia Johnson appraise a recent trial conducted in Amsterdam, which finds that intensive home treatment substantially reduces the use of hospital beds in acute psychiatry, without compromising patient safety.[read the full story...]
Peer support does not reduce hospital readmissions: the final word?
Danielle Lamb reviews a recent large randomised controlled trial on peer support for discharge from inpatient mental health care versus care as usual in England (the ENRICH study).[read the full story...]
Psychiatric Advance Directives: more effective when facilitated by peer workers, according to French RCT
Rob Allison considers a French randomised controlled trial, which provides support for the use of peer worker–facilitated psychiatric advance directives to prevent compulsory rehospitalisation in people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Is High Intensity Interval Training a HIIT for psychiatric inpatients?
Suzy Ker and Garry Tew consider a qualitative study exploring patient, carer and staff perspectives on implementing High Intensity Interval Training for service users in inpatient mental health settings.[read the full story...]
Waiting for the verdict: service user experiences of Mental Health Act assessment
Elena Opie considers a qualitative study exploring the experiences of vulnerable individuals being assessed under the Mental Health Act.[read the full story...]
ICU survivors at increased risk of suicide and self-harm after discharge
Charlotte Huggett reviews a recent Canadian population-based cohort study, which examines rates of suicide and self-harm in adult survivors of critical illness.[read the full story...]
Inpatient care: identifying factors that influence the length of stay
In her debut blog, Sophia Pillai looks at a recent retrospective case-cohort study on patient and service-level factors affecting the length of inpatient stay in an acute mental health service.[read the full story...]
Hospital presentations for self-harm: a window of opportunity to prevent or treat psychosis and bipolar disorder
Alison Clarke and Jo Robinson review a Finnish cohort study which suggests that hospital presentations for self-harm represent a clear opportunity for the identification and subsequent treatment of psychosis and bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]
Involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation in children and young people: who is at higher risk?
Alice Wickersham summarises a recent review exploring the clinical and social factors associated with involuntary psychiatric hospitalisation. The review finds that intellectual disability, psychosis, risk of harm to self and/or others, Black ethnicity, and older adolescence were strong predictors of involuntary versus voluntary hospitalisation in children and young people.[read the full story...]