Alvin Richards-Belle and Humma Andleeb review the Gone Too Soon framework, published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry, which suggests priorities for action to prevent premature mortality associated with mental illness and mental distress.[read the full story...]
People with severe mental health difficulties are more likely to have poor dental health and dental disorders
Masuma Pervin Mishu summarises an umbrella review on the prevalence of dental disorders among people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Does a diagnosis of severe physical illness elevate suicide risk?
Dona Matthews reviews a retrospective cohort study of 47 million people exploring the risk of suicide after diagnosis of severe physical illness, such as low-survival cancers, chronic ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and degenerative neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease.[read the full story...]
Mental disorder and homicide: are rates and sentencing patterns changing?
Danny Whiting reports on a study of mental health problems and long-term national trends in rates and court outcome for people convicted of homicide.[read the full story...]
Oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness: what enables and prevents people from accessing them?
Vishal Aggarwal considers the findings of a recent qualitative study, which looks at the contextual factors, barriers, and facilitators to accessing oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Severe mental illness and comorbid chronic physical illness: the clock’s ticking
In her debut blog, Jodie Ferris summarises a recent cohort study on the temporal relationship between severe mental illness diagnosis and chronic physical comorbidity in the UK, which contains important findings for care and future research.[read the full story...]
Ask about alcohol use in adults affected by divorce, bereavement or illness
Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.[read the full story...]
ADHD is a substantial risk factor for poor academic performance, according to a new study from Norway #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch summarises a recent population-based study of ADHD deficit in school performance across sex and parental education, which has some interesting findings for parents, teachers and health professionals.
Join us around the #CAMHScampfire on Tuesday 27th September to discuss this paper.[read the full story...]
The caring dyad: how patients and their informal carers experience severe mental illness and cardiometabolic disease
Lydia Poole considers the caring dyad (the relationship experience of the patient and their informal carer) and the realities of living with cardiometabolic risk, metabolic syndrome and severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
ICU survivors at increased risk of suicide and self-harm after discharge
Charlotte Huggett reviews a recent Canadian population-based cohort study, which examines rates of suicide and self-harm in adult survivors of critical illness.[read the full story...]