Psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment efficacy for comorbid BPD and PTSD

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Natalie Kashirsky summarises a systematic review on optimising treatment for comorbid BPD (borderline personality disorder) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

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Can smartphone apps help female adolescents who self-harm?

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Natalie Kashirsky summarises a qualitative study finding that young people think “smartphone apps are cool”, but possibly unhelpful for coping with self-harm.

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DBT for BPD: how can benefits be maintained long-term?

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Dafni Katsampa and Francesca Payne summarise a qualitative study from the Republic of Ireland, which explores the long-term benefits of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

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Behavioural therapies may reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD

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Shubhangi Karmakar summarises a systematic review on the effects and feasibility of psychological interventions to reduce inattention symptoms in adults with ADHD, which highlights significant uncertainty in the field.

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One size doesn’t fit all: new insights into eating disorders and autism

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In her debut blog, Shania Lorenz summarises a qualitative research study that looks at the experiences of women with eating disorders and autism, their parents and health professionals.

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Brief interventions for people diagnosed with a personality disorder #BIGSPD21

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Kirsten Barnicot helps us get in the mood for the #BIGSPD21 annual conference taking place online today and tomorrow (15-16 June 2021), by blogging a recent literature review on access to psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders, written by Professor Joel Paris who is speaking at the event today.

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Psychotherapies for suicide and self-harm in young people: join our tweet chat #YouthSuicidePrevention

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Laura Hemming summarises a review on the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for self-harm and suicide in young people, which highlights continued uncertainty in the field.

Join our tweet chat at 9am BST on Monday 24th May to discuss the future of #YouthSuicidePrevention research!

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Can brain scans help reduce the guilt and shame associated with adolescent self-harm?

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Rachel Symons summarises a recent study, which shows that poor connectivity between brain regions may be an indicator of non-suicidal self-injury in young people.

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Digital interventions for suicidal thinking: a tale of two reviews

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In his debut blog, Wouter van Ballegooijen summarises two recent systematic reviews on digital interventions for suicidal thinking, which include more or less the same research, but come to quite different conclusions.

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Youth suicide prevention research needs a shake-up: lives depend on it

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Pooky Knightsmith appraises a systematic review and meta-analysis entitled: “What Works in Youth Suicide Prevention?”. She is disappointed that the review does not answer the question it sets, but sees this as a call to action for better quality research to help save lives.

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