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...]
Enhancing primary care support for informal carers
An informal carer refers to someone who, “provides unpaid help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help” (Beesley, 2006). Comparatively, people who choose to be carers have a higher quality of life than those who provide care as it is expected of them. Though health [read the full story…]
Are clinicians’ attitudes to technology stopping children and adolescents from accessing mental health care?
In her debut blog, Lindsay Dewa explores a mixed-methods survey, which found that clinicians’ attitudes to technology may stop young people from accessing mental health care.[read the full story...]
The importance of adopting a person-centred approach in psychiatry
Emmeline Lagunes summarises a recent paper from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which outlines the importance of person-centred care in contemporary medicine and psychiatry.[read the full story...]
What influences mental health professionals to stigmatise people with schizophrenia?
Charlotte Huggett explores a recent systematic review on schizophrenia stigma in mental health professionals and associated factors.[read the full story...]
GP management of self-harm: low confidence and need for further training
In her debut blog, Laura Culshaw summarises a recent systematic review exploring the attitudes, knowledge and behaviours of GPs in managing self-harm in primary care.[read the full story...]
Depression in later life: healthcare professionals’ views about referrals and management
Alison McKinlay summarises a literature review of qualitative research exploring healthcare professionals’ views of depression in later life, which highlights the quandaries faced by healthcare professionals in primary care, particularly in areas where funding and access to services are limited.[read the full story...]
Do general hospital staff stigmatise people with mental illness?
Rebecca Stevenson writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review looking at general hospital health professionals’ attitudes and perceived dangerousness towards patients with comorbid mental and physical health conditions.[read the full story...]
Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help
Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.[read the full story...]
Psychiatrists and psychologists: who are they and what do they do?
Pamela Jacobsen and Golnar Aref ask themselves “Who do they think we are?” as they reflect on a recent qualitative study about public perceptions of psychiatrists and psychologists.[read the full story...]