Interpretation bias modification training for youth loneliness: feasible and acceptable for university students

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Lauren Turner summarises a feasibility trial which finds that interpretation bias modification training is acceptable for helping with loneliness in university students.

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How can you compare data about mental health and mental capacity law across borders? #BIGSPD24

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Alex Ruck-Keene reviews a recent study from the island of Ireland, which compares mental health and mental capacity law data across international borders.

There’s an accompanying podcast interview with the review authors, as we prepare for the #BIGSPD24 conference in Belfast in June 2024.

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Does antibiotic prophylaxis reduce endocarditis risk after dental procedures?

Considering the side effects of antipsychotics, the investigation of safely reducing or discontinuing patient’s treatment was important.

The study assesses the impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of infective endocarditis following invasive dental procedures, specifically focusing on the risk reduction for high-risk individuals.

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The enforced use of cameras in patients’ bedrooms may not reduce the incidence of self-harm

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John Baker looks at a recent study of the Oxevision system, which claims that their ‘vision-based patient monitoring’ reduces self-harm on acute mental health wards.

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Rising temperatures and poor mental health: new review explores suicidal behaviour and mental health hospital attendance or admission

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Jingni Ma considers a systematic review exploring the impact of rising temperatures and poor mental health, which suggests links to suicide, mental health hospital attendance and hospitalisation, and worse psychological outcomes.

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Cracked Teeth Syndrome: Impact of Various Treatments on Survival Rates

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The blog provides insights on cracked teeth syndrome survival rates in terms of its types and treatment outcomes (monitoring, RCT, restorative treatments).

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From mother to child: the role of racism and trauma in the intergenerational transmission of depression

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Lisa Lloyd and Krupa Sheth summarise a study investigating the role of racism and trauma on the intergenerational transmission of depression between Black mothers and their children.

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Anti-inflammatory treatments for youth depression: promising but not yet implementable

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Céline Wessa reports on a recent systematic review of pharmacological anti-inflammatory treatment in children and adolescents with depressive symptoms, which has some promising results.

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Previously institutionalised adoptees’ continued support needs in young adulthood: new perspectives on becoming a parent

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Melanie Palmer and Anna Wyatt report on two qualitative studies with English and Romania Adoptees (ERA) families exploring different support needs of young adult adoptees from adulthood to parenthood.

Today’s blog features an accompanying podcast featuring Mark Kennedy, Sarah Johal and Matt Woolgar discussing these latest findings from the ERA study.

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Doctors working in paediatrics and anaesthetics at higher risk of suicidality, according to Australian survey

While the current study identified higher risks within specific medical specialties, we do not know if there are any common underlying factors linked to job demands and interpersonal dynamics, which could have important implications for developing solutions.

Olga Lainidi summarises a secondary cross-sectional analysis of survey data from Australian consultant doctors that explored associations between different medical specialities and the occurrence of common mental disorders and suicidal ideation.

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