Shuichi Suetani and Jon Paul Teo discuss the International Research Program on Psychotic Disorders in Diverse Settings (INTREPID II) study, which investigates the epidemiology of untreated psychoses in 3 diverse settings in the Global South.[read the full story...]
Preventing suicide is everybody’s business: a global perspective #LancetSuicideSeminar
Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam summarises the recently published Lancet Seminar on Suicide and Self-Harm, and highlights the free webinar due too take place on Monday 4th July 2022.[read the full story...]
Suicide rates in ethnic minorities and indigenous people
In her debut blog, Lucy Barrass examines a systematic review which finds high variation in risk and rate of suicide in indigenous and ethnic minority populations.[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...]
Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: the impact on low and middle income countries
Anusha Ramji examines a recent review which looks at the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic on different low- and middle-income countries.[read the full story...]
The best terminology to describe self-harm: “There is more that unites us than divides us”
Angharad de Cates reviews a recent study which examined international definitions of English-language terms for suicidal and self-harm behaviours.[read the full story...]
How common is mental illness in children aged 1-7 years old?
Jennifer Lau and Meenakshi Shukla explore a recent meta-analysis which finds that worldwide, 1 in 5 children aged 1-7 years old will experience a mental health condition.[read the full story...]
Mental health: at what cost?
In their debut Mental Elf blog, Martin Knapp and Gloria Wong summarise a systematic review of cost-of-illness studies, which explores the distribution of the costs between different mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.[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...]