In her debut blog, Sally Turner considers a recent study on cannabis use and clinical outcomes in people with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders over 24 months of treatment.[read the full story...]
Living well with dementia: what’s the impact of auditory hallucinations?
Clarissa Giebel reviews a recent study exploring the impact of auditory hallucinations on ‘living well’ with dementia using findings from the IDEAL programme.[read the full story...]
How living alone, loneliness and lack of emotional support link to suicide and self-harm
Yutung Ng reviews a cohort study exploring the links between loneliness, living alone and emotional support with suicidality and self-harm.[read the full story...]
How are loneliness, social isolation and frailty linked with age?
Clarissa Giebel explores a recent prospective study using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which looks at the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England.[read the full story...]
Mental disorders start early and vary across the lifespan: it’s time to pay attention to the whole person, and less to the diagnosis #IoPPNfestival
In her debut blog, Dona Matthews reviews a longitudinal cohort study by Caspi and Moffitt which explores how mental disorders and comorbidities have affected over one thousand people in New Zealand across four decades.
This Dunedin birth cohort study research will be presented by Prof Terrie Moffitt at the #IoPPNfestival later today.[read the full story...]
PTSD-related suicides can be prevented, but we have to act fast
Nada Abou Seif summarises a recent Swedish cohort study of 3.1 million people, which looks at suicide risk in people with post-traumatic stress disorder.[read the full story...]
Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic: explained
Ian Hamilton reviews a recent longitudinal study from Finland, which explores the psychological stressors predicting increased drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
How has the COVID-19 lockdown affected our mental health?
Marco Solmi and Samuele Cortese review a recent longitudinal study exploring the trajectories of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 lockdown in England.[read the full story...]
Dementia care: what increases caregiver burden?
Eleana Frisira writes her debut blog on a recent 3-year longitudinal study exploring the burden that falls on caregivers of people with various types of dementia.[read the full story...]
The role of paramedics in suicide prevention: links between sleep, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts
Kirsten Russell and Susan Rasmussen summarise a recent cohort study on self-reported sleep disturbance in ambulance attendances for suicidal ideation and attempted suicide, which suggests a possible role for paramedics in suicide prevention.[read the full story...]