Camilla Babbage and Maria Loades summarise the largest meta-analysis to date on the effectiveness of CBT for depression.[read the full story...]
Adolescent depression is not the same as adult depression: new systematic review focuses on adolescents’ lived experiences
Nina Higson-Sweeney reflects on the findings of a recent systematic review looking at the lived experience of adolescent depression, which has important implications for anyone supporting young people at risk of depression.[read the full story...]
Body weight and perinatal depression: what’s the link?
In her debut blog, Sarah Nicholson summarises a systematic review of pre-pregnancy BMI and the risk of antenatal and postnatal depression.[read the full story...]
Aerobic exercise for major depression: the role of reward processing and cognitive control
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a trial which looks at how aerobic exercise can help students with major depression by examining reward and cognitive control as predictors and treatment targets.[read the full story...]
Do psychotherapies help children or adolescents with subclinical depression?
David Hallford summarises a meta-analysis of psychotherapies for subthreshold depression, which suggests they may have positive acute effects in adolescents, but are not effective in children less than 12 years of age.[read the full story...]
HIV stigma and depression: new systematic review of people in South Africa
Rudo Dude summarises a systematic review which examines the links between HIV stigma and depression among people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.[read the full story...]
Dental students, Depression and Covid-19
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.[read the full story...]
Metacognitive therapy for depressive symptoms in cardiac patients: new findings from the PATHWAY trial
Lydia Poole reviews a recent randomised controlled trial evaluating group metacognitive therapy for depression and anxiety in cardiac patients.[read the full story...]
Depressive symptoms and negative online disclosures: is the clue in the post?
A group of UCL MSc students review a recent mixed-methods study which suggests that online disclosure of negative emotions and experiences (posted to Facebook) are linked with depression symptoms in US college students.[read the full story...]
Exercise can help reduce depressive symptoms in people who are not clinically depressed
Ross Nedoma summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the effectiveness of exercise-based interventions in reducing depressive symptoms in people without clinical depression.[read the full story...]