Inflammation and depression: new insights into sex differences in adolescents

Illustration set of 9 different faces of all sexes and races . Also available in other sets.

Sophie Fairweather explores a recent paper which suggests that the inflammatory cytokines IL-2 and IL-6 are associated with both the risk of developing depression, and with depression severity, although this relationship is modified by sex.

[read the full story...]

Tuberculosis and depression: multimorbidities are a global health challenge

Indoor,Low-key,Portrait,Of,Serene,Indian,Mature,Woman,Sitting,On

A team of experts from the Global NIHR Centre for IMPACT consider the findings of a recent meta review, which looks at the prevalence and risks of tuberculosis multimorbidity in low-income and middle-income countries.

[read the full story...]

Psychotherapy presents hope for people in South Asia with depression and a non-communicable disease

Closeup,Portrait,Of,Young,Pretty,Female,In,Hijab,Looking,Forward

A team of experts from the Global NIHR Centre for IMPACT consider the findings of a recent review, which looks at the effectiveness and implementation of psychological interventions for depression in people with non-communicable diseases in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

[read the full story...]

Finding balance: managing diabetes and depression with physical activity

Businessman,Balancing,Himself.,Work,Life,Balance,Career,Opportunity,Vector,Symbol.

Aliya Ayub explores a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for the management of depression symptoms and glycaemic control in people with depression and type 2 diabetes.

[read the full story...]

The promise of digital interventions to reduce the disease burden of depression #DepressionSolvingTheToll part 2

emmanuel-ikwuegbu-ZsObS42_i_0-unsplash

Part 2 in a four-part series on solving the toll of depression on populations. Pim Cuijpers focuses on the opportunities and challenges of digital interventions for depression, looking at guided and unguided digital interventions, and taking a global mental health perspective.

[read the full story...]

Step-by-Step: promising digital app for Syrian refugees with depression

piotr-chrobot-KqEYj1VHA_o-unsplash

Dafni Katsampa critiques a recent randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of Step-by-Step, a WHO-guided digital intervention for Syrian refugees with depression in Lebanon.

[read the full story...]

Promising scalable brief psychological programme to improve refugee youth mental health

ra-dragon-HWX3TRC1Gpo-unsplash

Katie McQuillan reviews a recent randomised controlled trial which suggests that a brief community programme may help improve youth and caregiver psychological wellbeing in young Syrian refugees settled in Jordan.

[read the full story...]

Detection of depression in primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries

Male,Detective,Looking,Through,Magnifying,Glass,On,Grey,Background

Lucy Barrass considers a systematic review exploring the detection of depression in primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries.

[read the full story...]

Schizophrenia and educational attainment: mind the gap

anton-sukhinov-_C2A8THeKKs-unsplash

Ian Kelleher considers a new systematic review of papers from across the world, which looks at the enduring gap in educational attainment for people with schizophrenia.

[read the full story...]

Review finds that violence against women and girls is exacerbated during and after natural disasters

Strong,Earthquake,Damage

Anna Sri summarises a review which finds that violence against women and girls is exacerbated by natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes or hurricanes.

[read the full story...]