Cardiovascular risk in severe mental illness: is there a right intervention?

nick-fewings-ka7REB1AJl4-unsplash

A group of Masters Students from the University of Glasgow Global Mental Health MSc write about the Primrose trial, which looked at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of an intervention for reducing cholesterol and cardiovascular risk in severe mental illness.

[read the full story...]

FiCTION Trial: the cost effectiveness of dental caries management in primary teeth

Money

THe FiCTION trial examied 3 strategies for the management of dental caries in primary teeth of children aged 3 to 7yrs in the UK This summarises the detailed cost-effectiveness element of that mult-centre RCT in primary care.

[read the full story...]

Can contingency management help people with psychosis give up cannabis? The CIRCLE trial

ben-sweet-2LowviVHZ-E-unsplash

Ian Hamilton summarises the recently published CIRCLE trial, which looks at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of contingency management for cannabis use in early psychosis.

[read the full story...]

Community supported discharge service for teenagers leaving psychiatric hospital

ethan-haddox-547498-unsplash

Robyn Murphy summarises an RCT that compares the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intensive community supported discharge service versus treatment as usual for adolescents with psychiatric emergencies.

[read the full story...]

Is third-wave CBT good value?

thought-catalog-674419-unsplash

Chris Sampson summarises a systematic review on the economic impact of third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, extended behavioural activation, dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

[read the full story...]

Collaborative care for depression and physical multimorbidity: clinically and cost-effective over the long term

rawpixel-587848-unsplash

Gemma Shields summarises the findings of a cluster RCT looking at the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (versus usual care) for people with mental-physical multimorbidity.

[read the full story...]

Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management: STARS trial suggests benefits for children’s mental health

rawpixel-660721-unsplash (1)

Neil Humphrey is impressed by the STARS cluster randomised controlled trial published today in Psychological Medicine, which evaluates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management programme in primary school children.

[read the full story...]

Family therapy for adolescent self-harm: SHIFT trial says it doesn’t reduce hospital visits and isn’t cost-effective

guillermo-sanchez-630049-unsplash

Udita Iyengar and Dennis Ougrin consider the findings of the SHIFT trial, which explored the effectiveness of systemic family therapy versus treatment as usual for young people after self-harm.

[read the full story...]

iCBT for OCD in young people: study suggests it’s cost-effective, but more research needed

pexels-photo-248029

Alastair Canaway on a recent RCT that looks at the cost-effectiveness of therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder.

[read the full story...]

Early intervention in psychosis services: better outcomes, improved costs

4293345631_584b606487_o

Gemma Shields reports on a recent longitudinal retrospective controlled study of the economic impact of early intervention in psychosis services in England.

[read the full story...]