Majority of people with ADHD in Ireland still thought to be untreated, despite increase in treatment rates

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In her debut blog, Poppy Ellis Logan summarises a longitudinal study which finds rates of ADHD prescription increased in Ireland between 2005 and 2015.

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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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Inflammation and depression in young people #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Yara Toenders and Lianne Schmaal consider the links between inflammatory dysregulation and depression in young people, by reviewing a recent study carried out by researchers in the US, and also by presenting the results of their own recent #ActiveIngredientsMH review, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Can brain scans help reduce the guilt and shame associated with adolescent self-harm?

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Rachel Symons summarises a recent study, which shows that poor connectivity between brain regions may be an indicator of non-suicidal self-injury in young people.

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Music therapy for autistic children: playing better than listening?

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Hilary Shepherd summarises a recent randomised controlled trial comparing music therapy to music listening for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Talking about self-harm and suicide in primary care: the views of young people

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In her debut blog, Jo Lockwood summarises a qualitative paper which finds that young people want GPs to initiate conversations about self-harm and suicide in primary care.

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Suicide in children and young people can happen without warning

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Shirley Reynolds reviews a records study which finds that around one third of children and young people who die by suicide have no explicit prior risk.

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What problems do primary school children bring to counselling?

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Julia Badger summarises a study which found that primary aged school children had different reasons for attending counselling to secondary school children.

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Hearing voices: experiences of children and young people #CAMHScampfire

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Hearing voices is common in young people. In this #CAMHScampfire blog, Douglas Badenoch looks at a new qualitative study of the experiences of people aged 13-18 who hear voices but who do not have any clinical diagnosis.

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A matter of trust: helping adolescents open up about their trauma

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Will Koehler summarises a ‘netnographic’ study which provides a clarion call to those working within trauma-treatment systems to examine their practices with young people from a multi-system perspective.

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