Thalia Eley shares her thoughts on a recent Nature genome-wide association study of depression phenotypes in the UK Biobank, which uses different definitions of depression to provide more tractable targets for future genetic studies.[read the full story...]
This review of the effectiveness of chemomechanical caries removal in primary teeth identified 15 studies with 10 contributing to the quantitative analysis. The findings suggest this approach is less painful but takes longer than traditional approaches.[read the full story...]
Mark Smith reviews a recent service evaluation looking at common mental health conditions and psychotic experiences occurring at the same time in IAPT services.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald blogs about a recent study that explores the effect of family-based treatment for anorexia on familial relationships.[read the full story...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Joe Barnby offers his own first-hand experience and brief review of the clinical evidence for the effectiveness of floatation tanks to tackle chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.[read the full story...]
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...]
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...]