Amelia Talbot considers a qualitative study that explores family members’ perspectives on reducing or discontinuing antipsychotic medication.[read the full story...]
Connecting with parents and carers to discuss childhood mental health: does ‘universal’ actually mean targeted?
Educational practitioner and researcher, Aleem Nisar, writes about the people and places in our communities that can help to diversify our research and ensure that mental health services reach those most in need.[read the full story...]
Parental involvement in CBT for anxiety disorders: a help or a hindrance?
Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
End of life dementia care: helping people live well and die well
A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent clinical review of the challenges we face in providing end of life dementia care.[read the full story...]
Psychosis and physical health: listening to patients and family carers
Shuichi Suetani and Sharon Lawn explore a recent viewpoint article on physical health problems in psychosis, which asks: Is it time to consider the views of family carers?[read the full story...]
Family therapy for adolescent self-harm: SHIFT trial says it doesn’t reduce hospital visits and isn’t cost-effective
Udita Iyengar and Dennis Ougrin consider the findings of the SHIFT trial, which explored the effectiveness of systemic family therapy versus treatment as usual for young people after self-harm.[read the full story...]
A hierarchy of stigma based on mental health diagnosis?
Laura Hemming explores a recent qualitative study of the experiences of stigma felt by people with mental health problems who were recruited through a local mental health charity.[read the full story...]
Family therapy for anorexia: can it create closeness and containment in parent-adolescent relationships?
Sarah McDonald blogs about a recent study that explores the effect of family-based treatment for anorexia on familial relationships.[read the full story...]
Family involvement in acute mental health care
Alison Faulkner carefully considers a recent collaborative conceptual review, which asks why and how families should get involved in acute mental health care.[read the full story...]
Parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse
Natasha Clarke considers a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at modifiable parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse.[read the full story...]