Self-disclosure and social media: review identifies two-way relationship with mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Pattie Gonsalves explores the relationship between self-disclosure of mental health and wellbeing in young people, by summarising a recent review on self-disclosure and social media, and also presenting findings from a new review on self-disclosure as an active ingredient in interventions for youth anxiety and depression.

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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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Peer support in mental health: understanding the evidence base, current challenges, and future opportunities #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Magenta Simmons and Ellie Brown summarise a recent review on peer support for adults with mental health challenges, and present early findings from their active ingredients review on peer support for youth anxiety and depression.

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School connectedness, anxiety and depression: recent evidence and young people’s perspectives #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Monika Raniti and Divyangana Rakesh explore the relationship between school connectedness, anxiety and depression in young people.

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Ketamine “shows promise” as an anti-suicidal ideation agent, but will this promise ever be realised?

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Rosalind McAlpine and Karel Kieslich summarise a recent systematic review which focuses on the rapid anti-suicidal ideation effect of ketamine.

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One size fits all: could transdiagnostic therapy treat mild anxiety and depression in preadolescents?

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Charlotte Huggett and Ian McGeoghegan blog about a case study, which looks at unifying treatment for mild anxiety and depression in preadolescence.

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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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Does targeting attention and interpretation patterns reduce symptoms of youth anxiety and depression? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Alice Potter summarises a Wellcome Trust funded active ingredients review, which looks at how promoting helpful attention and interpretation patterns may reduce anxiety and depression in young people.

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Psychological interventions for youth depression and anxiety can improve emotion regulation skills #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In her debut blog, Ariadna Albajara Saenz summarises a recent active ingredients review, which finds that psychological interventions for youth anxiety & depression can improve emotion regulation skills.

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