Stigma and discrimination in people at risk of psychosis

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Dave Steele explores a systematic review which finds that people who are at risk of psychosis are likely to experience stigma and discrimination.

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Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: what are the effects on brain activity?

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Anya Borissova summarises the therapeutic mechanisms of psilocybin in treatment-resistant depression and changes noticed in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex during emotional processing.

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Mood changes during art workshops: what can they teach us?

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Lorna Collins reviews a novel study which uses an experience sampling method to track momentary wellbeing over the course of an arts on prescription scheme, to predict changes in global wellbeing for people with anxiety and depression.

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What content is found in the mental health apps that people are actually using?

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In his debut blog, Stephen Schueller critiques a study of ‘user-adjusted’ analyses, which aims to describe the content of mental health apps that are actually reaching people.

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Psychological decentering: seeing the bigger picture #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Marc Bennett appraises a recent meta analysis on regulating emotion through distancing, and goes on to present his own Wellcome Trust funded research on psychological decentering to prevent and treat anxiety or depression in young people.

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Can we predict how people will adjust after victimisation? Progress towards an individualised risk calculator for psychopathology

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In her debut blog, Jessica Armitage reviews a recent cohort study, which suggests that it may be possible to predict risk of psychopathology in victimised children.

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Social media use and depression in adolescence: what we (don’t) know so far

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Marcus Tan summarises a recent scoping review which brings together research papers examining social media use and depression in adolescence.

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Is there a causal link between mental health problems and risk of COVID-19 infection?

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In his debut blog, Andrew Steptoe summarises two recent papers using electronic health record datasets, which suggest that having a psychiatric diagnosis may put people at risk of COVID-19 infection.

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Probiotics and prebiotics for youth anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Kathrin Cohen Kadosh appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on better gut microbiome and how increasing levels of probiotics and prebiotics may help prevent and treat anxiety in young people.

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Behavioural activation for depression and anxiety in young people #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Kanika Malik appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on behavioural activation for youth mental health problems.

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