Psychoeducation for perinatal depression and anxiety in young people #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Wezi Mhango & Darya Gaysina explore psychoeducation as an active ingredient that might help young people who are affected by perinatal anxiety or depression.

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Family support and parenting interventions for youth anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Zill-e-Huma & colleagues explore a systematic review finding family interventions beneficial for child anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries.

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“It’s like putting a penguin on the floor”: what can the perspectives of youth with autism teach us about social inclusion? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Xanthe Hunt and Jason Bantjes consider the perspectives of autistic young people affected by social exclusion, and present early findings from their new active ingredients review which looks at the role of social inclusion interventions in improving adolescent mental health.

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Why doesn’t parent involvement help treat children with anxiety?

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In her debut blog, Jeanne Wolstencroft summarises a systematic review finding that parental involvement in therapy doesn’t help treat children with anxiety.

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Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

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The 4M model for promoting student mental health: mindfulness, movement, meaning and moderator-based interventions

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In her debut blog, Snigdha Dutta explores the 4M model for promoting university student mental health, explored by a recent systematic review which suggests that a combination of mindfulness, movement, meaning, and moderator-based interventions may help.

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Parental loss and grief in childhood linked to an increased risk of depression in adulthood #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In her debut blog, Lauren Breen summarises a paper relevant to her Active Ingredients project, which seeks to understand the impact that grief reduction interventions can have on reducing anxiety and depression in young people aged 14-24 years.

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COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures: what’s the impact on youth mental health? #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch appraises a recent cross-sectional survey study, which looks at COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Monday 13th December for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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Omega-3 supplements for depression and anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Ashlee Negrone summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on omega-3 supplements for depression and anxiety in adults, and briefly introduces their Active Ingredients project on omega-3 for youth depression and anxiety.

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Virtual reality for mental health: are there any freely available apps that show promise?

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Imogen Bell summarises a recent review of virtual reality experiences as tools to support mental health therapy, which finds some freely available applications that may show promise for mental health.

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