Experiences of junior doctors working during the pandemic in England

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Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises a qualitative study investigating the experiences of junior doctors in England during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Telemental health is promising as an effective and engaging alternative for in-person therapy #TeleMentalHealth

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Liesbeth Tip summarises a recent umbrella review from the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which finds that telemental health is a promising alternative for in-person therapy.

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COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by >25% during 2020

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Dona Matthews summarises a recent study in The Lancet which estimates that worldwide COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by more than 25% in 2020.

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Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: the impact on low and middle income countries

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Anusha Ramji examines a recent review which looks at the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic on different low- and middle-income countries.

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Therapeutic alliance and goal setting in youth mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Jenna Jacob and Jermaine Dambi summarise a recent study which looks at therapeutic alliance in remote versus in-person settings.

They also present initial findings from their two active ingredients reviews which explore working alliance, collaborative goal setting and tracking for young people with depression or anxiety.

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Dental students, Depression and Covid-19

Medical students are less likely to seek professional support despite higher levels of mental illness. 

In this blog Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at two recent systematic reviews relating to depression in dental students. One review looked at levels of depression before the covid pandemic and one investigates depression during the pandemic.

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Parental loss and grief in childhood linked to an increased risk of depression in adulthood #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In her debut blog, Lauren Breen summarises a paper relevant to her Active Ingredients project, which seeks to understand the impact that grief reduction interventions can have on reducing anxiety and depression in young people aged 14-24 years.

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COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures: what’s the impact on youth mental health? #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch appraises a recent cross-sectional survey study, which looks at COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Monday 13th December for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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‘Did not attend’: what are the barriers to attending initial psychotherapy appointments?

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Laurence Palfreyman explores a mixed methods systematic review, which brings together research from across the world looking at why people fail to attend their first psychotherapy appointment.

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Disordered eating during COVID: understanding experiences from Reddit posts

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Georgie Parker summarises a research study of Reddit comments posted during Covid-19, which looks at how the pandemic and lockdown affected people with disordered eating behaviours.

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