Mental disorder and homicide: are rates and sentencing patterns changing?

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Danny Whiting reports on a study of mental health problems and long-term national trends in rates and court outcome for people convicted of homicide.

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Prevalence of autism and autistic traits in those who died by suicide

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Shania Lorenz examines a recent mixed-methods study, which suggests that, in England, people with autism or autistic traits have a higher risk of suicide compared to the general population.

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Common mental health inequalities across racialised groups: the gaps are getting bigger

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Lucy Barrass reviews a study on the prevalence of common mental disorders and treatment receipt for people from ethnic minority backgrounds in England.

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Is complex trauma associated with worse outcomes than non-complex trauma?

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Rudo Dube summarises a longitudinal study which finds that people exposed to complex trauma had higher levels of general psychopathology and were more likely to experience conditions such as PTSD, depression and psychotic symptoms.

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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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Complex trauma and complex problems: evidence from a cohort study

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Oluwaseun Oluwaranti reviews a cohort study which finds that participants exposed to complex trauma had more severe mental health problems and poorer cognitive function at 18 years of age.

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New Canadian study confirms the excess mortality associated with eating disorders

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In her debut blog, Anna Paspala summarises a new study published today in The British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that in Ontario, Canada, mortality rates in people with eating disorders were 5-7 times higher than the general population.

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Should clinicians be developing a suicide safety plan with their patients?

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Felicity Pearce, Bani Kahai and Derek Tracy summarise a recent meta-analysis examining safety planning-type interventions for suicide prevention.

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New review suggests that PTSD may be a modifiable risk factor for dementia

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Anjuli Kaul blogs about a new systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies, which explores the relationship between PTSD and all-cause dementia.

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