Lucy Maconick and Sonia Johnson appraise a recent trial conducted in Amsterdam, which finds that intensive home treatment substantially reduces the use of hospital beds in acute psychiatry, without compromising patient safety.[read the full story...]
Waiting for the verdict: service user experiences of Mental Health Act assessment
Elena Opie considers a qualitative study exploring the experiences of vulnerable individuals being assessed under the Mental Health Act.[read the full story...]
Mental health apps for people in crisis: helpful or harmful?
Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises a review of the ‘best apps’ for mental health, which finds very little support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.[read the full story...]
Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA
Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.[read the full story...]