In her debut blog, Kyla Vaillancourt summarises an umbrella review, which suggests that CBT is the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms of perinatal depression. However, many questions remain about psychological support for mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period.[read the full story...]
Youth mental health interventions: umbrella review presents efficacy and acceptability data
In his debut blog, Nick Meader tackles a huge umbrella review of youth mental health interventions, which presents the efficacy and acceptability of 72 different approaches to help children and young people.[read the full story...]
Interpersonal psychotherapy for eating disorders: a viable alternative to CBT?
Georgie Parker summarises a systematic review which suggests that interpersonal psychotherapy may be as effective as CBT for eating disorders, particularly in certain groups.[read the full story...]
Problem solving therapy: is it an effective ingredient for treating depression? #ActiveIngredientsMH
Karolin Krause summarises a systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on problem solving training for young people with depression.[read the full story...]
Mental health services for medical students: are specialist university-based student mental health services the answer?
Penelope Stavrou summarises a recent study on mental health services for medical students, which evaluates a clinical student mental health service in Cambridge.[read the full story...]
Should we be offering twice weekly psychotherapy for people with depression?
Jack Kerwin and Derek Tracy summarise a new RCT published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which suggests that twice weekly psychotherapy (CBT or IPT) may be more effective than once weekly sessions for people with depression.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapy for adult depression: is it as good as it’s cracked up to be?
Ellie Gant summarises a meta-analysis that asks: Was Eysenck right after all? A reassessment of the effects of psychotherapy for adult depression. The paper suggests that we seriously overestimate the benefits of psychotherapy by including biased trials in meta-analyses, and that there’s insufficient reliable research to be certain about the effectiveness of problem-solving therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and behavioural activation.[read the full story...]
Perinatal depression in mothers: how can treatment help with parenting and child development?
Eloise Stark publishes her debut blog on a recent systematic review, which looks at the effect that treatment for perinatal depression in mothers can have on parenting and child development.[read the full story...]
Cochrane find insufficient evidence to support the implementation of depression prevention programmes
Ioana Cristea summarises the latest Cochrane review on CBT, third-wave CBT and IPT based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents[read the full story...]
How and why do psychotherapies improve social support?
Mark Smith summarises a meta-analysis that explores the effects of psychotherapy for adult depression on social support.[read the full story...]