Talen Wright critically reviews a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of brief social contact video on transphobia and depression-related stigma among adolescents.[read the full story...]
Does the relationship between loneliness and suicidal ideation vary between men and women of different ages?
In her debut blog, Sharon Eager considers a study exploring gender-specific associations of loneliness and suicidal ideation in a representative population sample suggesting that young, lonely men are particularly at risk.[read the full story...]
Male suicide prevention: uncovering the challenges associated with “talking”
Cara Richardson explores a recent qualitative study conducted in Scotland, which finds that the contexts in which men talk about suicide are an important part of male suicide prevention.[read the full story...]
New review suggests that PTSD may be a modifiable risk factor for dementia
Anjuli Kaul blogs about a new systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies, which explores the relationship between PTSD and all-cause dementia.[read the full story...]
Alcohol and bipolar: how does heavy alcohol use predict the course of bipolar disorder?
Danielle Windget and Sammy Eden review a recent study on the patterns and clinical correlates of lifetime alcohol consumption in women and men with bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]
Borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence
In her debut blog, Jessica Tunmore summarises a recent research study, which looks at the relationship between borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence.[read the full story...]
We know how to reduce premature deaths from co-morbid mental health and substance use problems, so why aren’t we doing anything about it?
Ian Hamilton looks at a Swedish 42-year follow-up study, which looks at the impact that psychiatric comorbidity can have on premature death in a cohort of patients with substance use disorders.[read the full story...]
Risk factors for suicide in people with bipolar disorder
Dafni Katsampa explores a recent prospective cohort study of risk factors for suicide in bipolar disorder, which finds significant variation in risk factors in men and women.[read the full story...]
Rates of psychotic disorders: huge variability and important risk factors
Emma O’Neill summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of psychotic disorders, which looks at the distribution of rates and the influence of gender, urbanicity, immigration and socio-economic level.[read the full story...]
Treating men with eating disorders: do we need gender-specific care?
Una Foye explores the implications of a recent qualitative study of clinicians’ views on treatment adaptations for men with eating disorders.[read the full story...]