Pascal Immanuel Michael reviews a randomised controlled trial examining long-term outcomes of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for existential distress in patients with cancer.[read the full story...]
Marco Solmi tells us about the importance of physical activity as people in the UK enter a second period of coronavirus lockdown.
He also introduces us to the huge international COH-FIT study, which will help us better understand how the pandemic is affecting people and what can help.[read the full story...]
Rachel Symons explores a new paper about the PEACE pathway (Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience), which hopes to increase understanding and improve care for patients with a dual diagnosis of autism and eating disorders.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Pooja Saini summarises a recent qualitative study that explored access to care for older adults who self-harm. The blog contains some excellent recommendations for primary care professionals and policy-makers.[read the full story...]
Helen Dodd summarises a recent rapid review of the impact of quarantine and restricted environments on children’s play and health outcomes.[read the full story...]
Paul Heron from the Closing the Gap Network writes his debut blog about a 20‐year cohort study of physical morbidity and mortality in relationship to antipsychotic treatment in a huge group of people with schizophrenia in Finland.[read the full story...]
Melissa Black and Tim Dalgleish summarise and critique a recent review on transdiagnostic psychiatry, which they feel presents an overly negative view of transdiagnostic approaches in mental health.[read the full story...]
People diagnosed with “personality disorders” are likely to also experience alcohol problems.
Dean Connolly summarises a recent systematic review that confirms the very high prevalence of comorbid personality disorders and alcohol use disorders.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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...]