Family therapy for anorexia: can it create closeness and containment in parent-adolescent relationships?

4851834514_023b05711a_b

Sarah McDonald blogs about a recent study that explores the effect of family-based treatment for anorexia on familial relationships.

[read the full story...]

Brief behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety and depression

michal-parzuchowski-224092

Mona Jones publishes her debut elf blog on a recent RCT of brief behavioural therapy for paediatric anxiety and depression in primary care.

[read the full story...]

Are digital tools the answer to improving employee wellbeing and effectiveness? #WorldMentalHealthDay

climate-kic-350836

It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay today and the theme this year is promoting awareness of mental health in the workplace.

We’re getting in on the act with Chris O’Sullivan looking in detail at a recent systematic review of web-based psychological interventions delivered in the workplace, to improve employee wellbeing and effectiveness.

[read the full story...]

cCBT for people with learning disabilities: Pesky gNATs #MHNR2017

Pesky Gnats

Leen Vereenooghe presents the results of an RCT of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for people with learning disabilities, featuring the computer game “Pesky gNATs: The Feel Good Island”.

[read the full story...]

Anxiety and pain during dental treatment

shutterstock_110356511

35 studies investigating 47 clinical groups were included in this review of the association between dental anxiety and pain during dental treatment. The findings suggest a consistent impact on pain through the entire period of dental treatment.

[read the full story...]

Early life deprivation, neurodevelopment, mental health and resilience: ERA study

codruta

André Tomlin summarises the latest instalment of the ERA (English and Romanian Adoptees) study, which explores the neurodevelopmental and mental health trajectories of Romanian orphans who experienced severe levels of early life deprivation.

Today’s blog features a podcast interview with lead author of the ERA study: Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke.

[read the full story...]

“Queer in the head”? Do LGB people in the UK have poorer mental health? #LGBTHM17

9443138198_b4fabbd4fa_k

At the start of LGBT History Month, Sarah Carr presents some recent research into sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing.

[read the full story...]

How do young adults with diabetes or mental health problems engage with online health information?

2352753067_5c69ba1417_o

Sarah Knowles explores a qualitative study of young adults’ perspectives on producing and consuming user-generated content about diabetes and mental health.

[read the full story...]

Digital health for young people with mental health problems: silver bullet or red herring?

rhotqj6ri-a-isabell-winter

Victoria Betton on a recent meta review of digital health interventions for children and young people with mental health problems. The question is, does the evidence square with her experience of what actually happens in practice?

[read the full story...]