Luke Sheridan-Rains summarises a study containing data on the use of the Mental Health Act in England over the last 30 years, which points to an inexorable rise in involuntary admissions.[read the full story...]
Dafni Katsampa and Derek Tracy get all cultured and summarise a retrospective cohort study of museum attendance and dementia incidence, which suggests that cultural engagement may help protect us from cognitive decline.
The research is led by Daisy Fancourt who heads up the new MARCH Network which is launching later this month.[read the full story...]
Gemma Shields summarises the findings of a cluster RCT looking at the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (versus usual care) for people with mental-physical multimorbidity.[read the full story...]
Our blog today explores a new study in the British Journal of Psychiatry of post-traumatic stress disorder among former Yazidi child soldiers in northern Iraq.[read the full story...]
Danielle Rhydderch and Ian Collings review a new RCT in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that nature-based therapy is not significantly different to CBT for acute stress reactions, PTSD and adjustment disorders.[read the full story...]
Dave O’Regan reports on a recent cluster RCT of staff training in positive behaviour support to reduce challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability.[read the full story...]
Thomas Richardson looks at a recent prospective cohort study in the British Journal of Psychiatry on adolescent cannabis use, baseline prodromal symptoms and the risk of psychosis.[read the full story...]
Kathryn Mitchell and Stephen Moore summarise a recent prospective cohort study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which looks at the incidence of unipolar and bipolar depression, and mania in adults with intellectual disabilities.[read the full story...]
Katie Evans from Money and Mental Health considers a recent study looking at the impact of co-located welfare advice in healthcare settings, which found significant improvements in financial outcomes, but less convincing results in terms of health benefits.[read the full story...]
Rina Dutta and Patrick McLaughlin summarise a new study looking at the effects of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) on rating-scale-assessed suicidality in adults with depression.
This study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry supports the conclusion that SSRIs remain a safe and effective treatment in depression for those aged 18 and over.[read the full story...]