MRI in first episode psychosis

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Dan Joyce publishes his debut blog on a recent paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry that considers the feasibility and clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging in first-episode psychosis.

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People with severe mental illness die younger and things are getting worse

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Judith Harrison publishes her debut blog on a recent cohort study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which shows that the “mortality gap” is increasing for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour: what are the specific risk factors for suicidality in young LGB people?

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Alexandra Pitman and Sarah Rowe publish their debut elf blog on a brand new systematic review and meta-analysis looking at sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults.

This is the fifth in a series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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Mental health expenditure associated with higher quality care and better service user experience

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Kwame McKensie publishes his debut Mental Elf blog on a recent cross-sectional study, which explores the relationship between national mental health expenditure and quality of care in longer-term psychiatric and social care facilities in Europe.

This is the fourth in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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Psychosocial interventions for negative symptoms in psychosis

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Rachel Upthegrove reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological and psychosocial interventions for negative symptoms in psychosis.

This is the third in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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Two-question screening for depression in older adults

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Andrew Sommerlad reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis and asks: Can two questions identify depression in older people?

This is the second in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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CBT and severity of depression

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Joe Hayes summarises a new meta-analysis in the British Journal of Psychiatry that shows how the initial severity of depression does not alter the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy.

This is the first in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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