Ask about alcohol use in adults affected by divorce, bereavement or illness

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Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.

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Prediction of psychosis and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: the role of CAMHS

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Matthew Broome considers a Finnish study on the potential of predicting psychosis and bipolar disorder in young people who have previously used child and adolescent mental health services.

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ICU survivors at increased risk of suicide and self-harm after discharge

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Charlotte Huggett reviews a recent Canadian population-based cohort study, which examines rates of suicide and self-harm in adult survivors of critical illness.

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Study of England and Northern Ireland finds 8-fold increase in autism diagnosis over the last 20 years

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Shania Lorenz summarises a recent UK population-based cohort study which used National Health Service data to find a 787% increase in autism diagnoses over the past 20 years.

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Schizophrenia and cannabis use: new evidence measures risk of relapse

Over 20% of cannabis users experience a psychotic relapse within 24 months of treatment.

In her debut blog, Sally Turner considers a recent study on cannabis use and clinical outcomes in people with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders over 24 months of treatment.

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New research suggests that youth suicide attempts can result in later-life economic and social disadvantages

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In her debut blog, India Bellairs-Walsh summarises a recent population-based cohort study investigating the long-term economic and social outcomes of youth suicide attempts.

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Associations between adolescent mental health and gender diversity: evidence from a population cohort study #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch appraises a recent cohort study from the Netherlands, which looks at adolescent gender diversity and provides data of sociodemographic correlates and mental health outcomes in the general population.

Join us around the #CAMHScampfire on Tuesday 28th June to discuss this paper with the author and a group of experts.

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Living well with dementia: what’s the impact of auditory hallucinations?

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Clarissa Giebel reviews a recent study exploring the impact of auditory hallucinations on ‘living well’ with dementia using findings from the IDEAL programme.

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How living alone, loneliness and lack of emotional support link to suicide and self-harm

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Yutung Ng reviews a cohort study exploring the links between loneliness, living alone and emotional support with suicidality and self-harm.

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Exposure to air pollution increases mental health service use, according to new UK study

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Wajeeha Raza and Peter Coventry review a retrospective cohort study exploring the association between air pollution exposure and mental health service use among individuals with first presentations of psychotic and mood disorders.

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