Piumee Bandara summarises a cross-sectional study which finds that people who had experienced lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) were almost three times more likely to have made a suicide attempt in the past year, compared to people without experience of IPV.[read the full story...]
The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health #IPVmentalhealth
Rachel Milligan summarises the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health, which establishes a roadmap for strengthening responses across mental health services, research, and policy.[read the full story...]
Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.[read the full story...]
High suicidality among people experiencing domestic abuse: findings from a mixed methods Refuge study #VAMHN
Roxanne Keynejad writes her debut elf blog about a recent study that investigates the prevalence of suicidality and associated factors in a large sample of people accessing Refuge services.
Follow #VAMHN on Twitter today for more from the Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network meeting in London.[read the full story...]
Suicide risk following childhood interpersonal violence
Katrina Witt considers the findings of a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood, and the impact that it may have on risk of suicide in young people.[read the full story...]
What relationship do stressful life events, neglect and abuse have with functional neurological disorder (conversion disorder)?
Mark Edwards considers the findings of a new meta-analysis of case-control studies, which looks at the relationship between stressful life events, neglect and abuse with functional neurological disorder.[read the full story...]
Violence and women’s mental health: new review summarises the evidence
Nicky Lambert writes her debut Mental Elf blog on a recent review of violence and the impact that it has on women’s mental health[read the full story...]
Childhood adversity and bipolar disorder
Jasmin Wertz presents the findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis that explores the relationship between childhood adversity and bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]
Trauma and psychotic symptoms: clear association, but do we really understand why?
#UCLJournalClub students worked collaboratively on this blog, which appraises and summarises a recent cross sectional study looking at the psychological mechanisms that mediate effects between trauma and psychotic symptoms.[read the full story...]