Terry Hanley explores a recent systematic review of life events, socioeconomic deprivation, and their impact on counselling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.[read the full story...]
Early life deprivation, neurodevelopment, mental health and resilience: ERA study
André Tomlin summarises the latest instalment of the ERA (English and Romanian Adoptees) study, which explores the neurodevelopmental and mental health trajectories of Romanian orphans who experienced severe levels of early life deprivation.
Today’s blog features a podcast interview with lead author of the ERA study: Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke.[read the full story...]
Schizophrenia and urban deprivation: When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?
Samei Huda reviews a recent study of schizophrenia and subsequent urban deprivation, which revisits the social drift hypothesis.[read the full story...]
Do happy people live longer?
Mark Horowitz looks at the prospective UK Million Women Study and wonders if happiness itself has a directly impact on mortality.[read the full story...]
People with learning disabilities in Scotland more likely to live in deprived areas
In 2000, the Scottish Executive published ‘The same as you?’ a ten year programme to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Following a two year review, last year they published a new ten year strategy, known as ‘The keys to life – Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities’, [read the full story…]
Targeted mental health support can improve borderline-clinical behavioural problems in children
The statistic that one in four adults in Britain will experience a mental health problem in any given year is well known (if still debated), but a recent report by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition revealed a lack of such statistics for children. The report also highlighted that Office for National Statistics [read the full story…]