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Is brief text messaging effective to reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm?

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Amelia Mullett summarises an Australian RCT on the efficacy of a short message service brief contact intervention (SMS-SOS) in reducing repetition of hospital-treated self-harm.

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What’s BESST for young people? Efficacy of CBT-informed workshops for stress management in older adolescents

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Matthias Schwannauer explores the BESST cluster randomised controlled trial, which is out today in The Lancet Psychiatry. BESST stands for Brief Educational Workshops in Secondary Schools Trial.

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How do antiresorptive drugs affect the success of dental implants?

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Antiresorptive drugs, used to treat osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease, can complicate dental implant procedures by increasing the risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). This systematic review investigates how these drugs affect the success and complications associated with osseointegrated dental implants. Key findings Antiresorptive drugs significantly increase the risk of (MRONJ), accounting for [read the full story…]

Opening ward doors doesn’t make staff any more coercive

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John Baker summarises a new Norwegian trial published last week, which compares an open-door policy to treatment-as-usual in urban psychiatric inpatient wards.

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Risk factors for depression relapse while on long-term maintenance antidepressant treatment

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In her debut blog, Asha Ladwa discusses a secondary analysis of data from the ANTLER trial, which investigated the clinical factors associated with relapse in primary care patients on long-term maintenance antidepressants.

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SMS CBT TLC CYP? 🤔 Does delivering cognitive behavioural therapy via text messages help improve depression in young people?

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Becky Appleton summarises a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of text-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for improving depression in young adults.

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Early intervention for psychosis: better outcomes in the short term?

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Emanuele Osimo blogs about the 20-year follow up of the OPUS trial, which tested early intervention services for people with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorder.

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Reducing stigma and sickness absence: can a low intensity psychological intervention help us ‘Prevail’?

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Emmeline Lagunes-Cordoba summarises a cluster randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a low-intensity psychological intervention to reduce mental health stigma and improve help-seeking in the workplace.

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Guided self-help for anxiety: the importance of choice

Only 7% of the participants accepted being randomised, while 93% chose their treatment, showing a preference for CAT-GSH; however, CAT-GSH and CBT-GSH were found to result in similar anxiety outcomes at the follow-up assessments.

In her latest blog, Francesca Zecchinato summarises findings from a recent pragmatic, partially randomised, patient preference trial on two forms of guided self-help for anxiety.

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Brief interpersonal therapy may help relieve maternal depression during pregnancy

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In this blog, Francesca Kingston summaries a clinical trial from the US Care Project, which investigated whether depression can be reduced during pregnancy and before birth using a brief, safe intervention.

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