Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.

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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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Psychological interventions effective for improving mental health and sleep following complex trauma

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In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.

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Do prisons have more room for emotions than we think? Staff views on the link between suicide, violence and emotions

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Eleana Frisira reviews a recent qualitative study, which asks prison staff for their views about the role of emotions in prisoner suicide and violence.

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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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Self-disgust, loneliness and depression: what’s the link?

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Joseph Lam and Syeda Akther review a recent study that investigated the links between self-disgust, loneliness and depression, and the mediating role of emotion regulation.

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CBT may help to improve emotion regulation in children with autism

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James Cusack from Autistica writes his debut elf blog on a new RCT of CBT to improve emotion regulation in children with autism, published recently in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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Staff knowledge found to be predictor of positive approaches in managing challenging behaviour

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We have posted previously of the role of attributions in the way support staff respond to challenging behaviour, with studies looking at inconsistencies in responses and the impact of specific attributions on helping behaviour The researchers in this Scottish based study were interested in exploring this further, and in particular looking at the extent to [read the full story…]