Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises the latest Global Burden of Disease study (2019) looking at the prevalence, incidence and impact that mental disorders have on our lives, which shows no reduction in the burden over the last 30 years.[read the full story...]
Suicide in women: laws that discriminate against women may explain higher rates in low and middle income countries
Grace Crowley summarises a study which suggests that policy makers working to reduce women’s suicide in low- and middle-income countries should target laws discriminating against women.[read the full story...]
COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by >25% during 2020
Dona Matthews summarises a recent study in The Lancet which estimates that worldwide COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by more than 25% in 2020.[read the full story...]
Preventing depression: what do we need to succeed?
Can we prevent depression globally? Emma Corcoran, Molly Bird and Natalie Shoham summarise a recent review that considers what is needed to eradicate the worldwide depression epidemic, and why.[read the full story...]
The rapid increase in global mental illness: fake news?
A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise a systematic review and meta-analysis examining if the global prevalence rate of adult mental illness is increasing.[read the full story...]
Global mental health and its implicit priorities
Tessa Roberts writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review of the term ‘global mental health’, which seeks to determine the implicit priorities of scientific literature that self-identifies with this term.
Follow #PsychosisGlobal today for a live expert discussion from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).[read the full story...]
Traumatic dental injuries affect around 1 billion people
This review of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) included 152 observational studies providing an estimate of global prevalence of TDIs in permanent teeth of 15.2% (95%CI, 13.0%-17.4%)[read the full story...]
Joining the dots: mental and physical health
Lia Ali and colleagues from the IMPARTS project present the findings of their group discussions about a recent review of mortality in mental disorders. Along the way she discusses the staff training they carried out and the tweet chat they ran to consider the implications of this research, both to individuals and on the global burden of disease.[read the full story...]
Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide
Data from the largest and most comprehensive survey of causes of illness worldwide has been published in the Lancet. This paper represents the latest analysis of the data set collected in the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) and focuses on the global burden of illness due to mental [read the full story…]
The burden of disease due to chronic illnesses, especially mental health illnesses is rising in the UK
The NHS is thought of as a model health care system. It has experienced several reforms over the last 20 years, including greatly increased amounts of spending. So how have these changes affected the burden of disease due to mental health problems over this period, and how does the UK’s record in this area stack [read the full story…]