Kirsten Barnicot summarises three recent systematic reviews exploring the most helpful interventions for people with complex PTSD.[read the full story...]
Virtual reality for mental health: are there any freely available apps that show promise?
Imogen Bell summarises a recent review of virtual reality experiences as tools to support mental health therapy, which finds some freely available applications that may show promise for mental health.[read the full story...]
Is virtual reality the future of schizophrenia spectrum therapy?
Stefanie Sturm blogs a systematic review which finds sparse, but promising support for the use of virtual reality to treat schizophrenia spectrum disorder.[read the full story...]
Why CBT can fail those with OCD: service users’ perspectives
In his debut blog, Lawson Taylor summarises a preprint qualitative study that explores the views of service users with OCD or panic disorder, and tries to offer some answers as to why CBT does not work well for some people.[read the full story...]
Could hormonal contraceptives make women less responsive to exposure therapy?
Natalie Morgan looks at the association between oestradiol levels, hormonal contraceptive use, and responsiveness to one-session-treatment for spider phobia in women.[read the full story...]
Dropping out of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety: comparison with in-vivo exposure therapy
Aislinn Bergin writes her debut elf blog on a recent meta-analytic examination of attrition in virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Brief behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety and depression
Mona Jones publishes her debut elf blog on a recent RCT of brief behavioural therapy for paediatric anxiety and depression in primary care.[read the full story...]
Virtual Reality for Social Anxiety Disorder: can we get fully immersed in this treatment just yet?
Joe Barnby publishes his debut elf blog on a recent randomised controlled trial of virtual reality compared with in vivo exposure in the treatment of social anxiety disorder.[read the full story...]