This be the verse? Negative cognitive styles in fathers and their children

shutterstock_497997889

A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise a cohort study that investigated associations between paternal negative cognitive styles during pregnancy and offspring negative cognitive styles 18 years later.

[read the full story...]

Life after leaving hospital: when does a duty of care end?

shutterstock_1447419326

Sally McManus writes her debut elf blog on a recent national cohort study of multiple adverse outcomes following first discharge from psychiatric care, which finds that mental health inpatients are more likely to experience all types of adversity after leaving hospital.

[read the full story...]

We know how to reduce premature deaths from co-morbid mental health and substance use problems, so why aren’t we doing anything about it?

shutterstock_1397419571

Ian Hamilton looks at a Swedish 42-year follow-up study, which looks at the impact that psychiatric comorbidity can have on premature death in a cohort of patients with substance use disorders.

[read the full story...]

Antidepressants and weight gain: long-term population impact #SUSANAsurvey

SUSANA-live

Andrea Cipriani and Anneka Tomlinson summarise a 10-year cohort study of antidepressant use and incidence of weight gain.

They also launch their new SUSANA project: Survey for Understanding Side effects of ANtidepressants in Adults. Please take the SUSANA survey now!

[read the full story...]

Risk factors for suicide in people with bipolar disorder

shutterstock_755088883

Dafni Katsampa explores a recent prospective cohort study of risk factors for suicide in bipolar disorder, which finds significant variation in risk factors in men and women.

[read the full story...]

Can PTSD in refugees affect their children’s well-being via harsher parenting styles?

14924850775_a05bfebd73_o

David Turgoose writes his debut elf blog on a longitudinal cohort study, which looks at the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on refugees’ parenting and their children’s mental health.

[read the full story...]

Can smoking cessation improve cognitive functioning in people with psychosis?

diego-lopez-770963-unsplash

Dafni Katsampa explores a recent prospective cohort study that investigates the association between smoking behaviour and cognitive functioning in patients with psychosis, their siblings and healthy control subjects.

[read the full story...]

Physical activity participation in severe mental illness: one step closer? #ClosingTheGapSMI

rist-art-345630-unsplash

Suzan Hassan writes her debut elf blog on a recent research paper that highlights the factors associated with regular physical activity participation among people with severe mental illness.

Today sees the launch of the new Closing The Gap Network in York. Follow #ClosingTheGapSMI on Twitter for live updates throughout the day.

[read the full story...]

Genetic predictors of depression trajectories in adolescence

duri-from-mocup-219269-unsplash

Megan Skelton explores a study that uses polygenic scores in the context of longitudinal developmental data, to characterise developmental trajectories and the role of neuropsychiatric genetic risk variants in early-onset depression.

[read the full story...]