Moving on up: how much do we need mental health supported accommodation?

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Will Marsh summarises a recent cohort study published this week in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which investigates the predictors of moving on from mental health supported accommodation in England.

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STrAtegies for RelaTives (START): long-lasting effect on the wellbeing of family carers of dementia patients

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A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent RCT assessing the clinical and cost-effectiveness over 6 years of the START intervention for family carers of people with dementia.

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Should we be offering twice weekly psychotherapy for people with depression?

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Jack Kerwin and Derek Tracy summarise a new RCT published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that twice weekly psychotherapy (CBT or IPT) may be more effective than once weekly sessions for people with depression.

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Prenatal stress and personality disorder: is there a link?

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In Anna Sri’s debut blog, she comments on a Finnish cohort study which examined the link between prenatal stress and diagnosis of personality disorder in offspring. The study concludes that the more severe the experience of prenatal stress, the increased likelihood of a later diagnosis of personality disorder in the offspring.

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Suicide risk: could migration be a protective factor?

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Dafni Katsampa’s latest blog looks at a new study exploring the influence of migration on risk of suicide in refugees in Sweden.

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Personalised medicine: a transformative era in dementia research

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Nagina Khan writes her debut elf blog on a recent study in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the individual course of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.

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Too much of a good thing: the cognitive impact of problematic internet use

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Matthew Kube-Clare reviews a recent meta-analysis on the impact of Problematic Internet Usage on different domains of cognition. The review concluded that Problematic Internet Use was associated with significant cognitive impairment.

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Emotional symptoms in adolescent girls: what can we learn from the functional connectivity of neural pathways?

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Shubhangi Karmaker on a recent resting-state fMRI study that explores neural network disturbances that underpin the emergence of emotional symptoms in adolescent girls.

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Disability rights, mental health treatment and the United Nations #RonR2019

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Alex Ruck Keene, an expert in mental capacity and mental health law, explores a new debate article in which Dr Paul Gosney and Professor Peter Bartlett discuss whether or not the UK Government should withdraw from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This is an essential read for anyone interested in compulsory treatment, human rights, inequalities and the socio-economic factors underpinning mental ill-health. All topics that we’ll be discussing in detail next month as part of the #RonR2019 conference.

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Autism and psychiatrists: experience, knowledge and attitudes revealed in new survey

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Eloise Stark looks at a recent online survey which seeks to understand psychiatrists’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences in identifying and supporting their patients on the autism spectrum.

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