Francesca Zecchinato summarises a new study which suggests that children of parents with experience of mental illness comorbidities represent a vulnerable population and should be prioritised in prevention and intervention efforts.[read the full story...]
Critiquing the evidence behind the “evidence-based conclusions” about ADHD
Shuichi Suetani and Gaj Panagoda explore the World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement published in 2021, which contains “208 evidence-based conclusions about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[read the full story...]
Extreme ambient heat linked to increased mental health emergencies, according to new US nationwide study
Trish Darcy and Peter Coventry consider a novel US research study on climate change, ambient heat, and the links to increased mental health-related emergency visits.[read the full story...]
Climate change, young people, and parents: what the papers say about eco-anxiety #COP26 #CAMHScampfire
In his debut blog, Sam McKay explores a review of newspaper articles which identifies several narratives about how young people feel about climate change.
Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 9th November for an online journal club discussing these papers. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.[read the full story...]
Poverty causes mental illness and vice versa: how can we end this vicious cycle?
Andy Bell summarises a new international report that presents the causal links and mechanisms of action between poverty, anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
Is air pollution associated with poor mental health?
Ioannis Bakolis summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the association between air pollution exposure and the risk of mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety and suicide.[read the full story...]
What causes Autistic Spectrum Disorder?
Ben Janaway explores a recent review in JAMA Psychiatry on the emerging clinical neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder.[read the full story...]
Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases associated with higher risk of eating disorders
Francesca Solmi appraises and summaries a recent population-based cohort study that explores the links between eating disorders and autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases.[read the full story...]
Review of 173 studies identifies common functions of challenging behaviour.
This literature review looked at the evidence for environmental causes for challenging behaviours, looking at 173 empirical studies where functional assessment served as the primary method of identifying causes of challenging behaviour. Most studies identified a clear function or functions, most commonly attention, efforts to acquire tangibles, negative reinforcement in the form of escape and [read the full story…]