Transgenerational trauma: maternal childhood maltreatment and perinatal outcomes

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Lucy Purnell explores a recent systematic review, which finds that maternal childhood maltreatment is associated with adverse perinatal mental health experiences, and this association is mediated by disruptions to maternal emotional functioning.

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The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health #IPVmentalhealth

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Rachel Milligan summarises the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health, which establishes a roadmap for strengthening responses across mental health services, research, and policy.

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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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Victimisation and loneliness: who is more likely to become lonely?

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A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent longitudinal twin study of the association between victimisation and loneliness from childhood to young adulthood.

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Psychological interventions effective for improving mental health and sleep following complex trauma

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In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.

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Can childhood maltreatment lead to a female cycle of violence?

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Ioana Crivatu explores a meta-analysis which finds that females exposed to adverse events in childhood may be more likely to enter a cycle of violence in adulthood

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Can we predict how people will adjust after victimisation? Progress towards an individualised risk calculator for psychopathology

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In her debut blog, Jessica Armitage reviews a recent cohort study, which suggests that it may be possible to predict risk of psychopathology in victimised children.

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Masculinity, depression and suicide risk in men with a history of childhood maltreatment

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In her debut blog, Cara Richardson explores whether masculine values are differentially linked to men’s mental health functioning, depending on exposure to childhood maltreatment.

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Younger mums may be at higher risk of mental health problems #ESMI

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Jennifer Burgess summarises the results of a small cross-sectional study of young pregnant women at risk of mental disorders, which found that young women had greater odds of having a common mental disorder and CMDs were associated with living alone and abuse.

Follow #ESMI today on Twitter for all of the updates from the ESMI study day (Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness).

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Suicide risk following childhood interpersonal violence

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Katrina Witt considers the findings of a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood, and the impact that it may have on risk of suicide in young people.

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