In her debut blog, Sue Brown explores an RCT from the US, which finds that computerised CBT was effective at treating depression in primary care patients, and was also beneficial to those with lower educational attainment, reading proficiency and incomes.[read the full story...]
Does the IAPT self-referral process work for people living in poverty?
In her debut blog, Alice Potter reviews a qualitative study exploring different perspectives on the accessibility of current IAPT self-referral processes for people with mental health problems living in poverty.[read the full story...]
Loneliness in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic: All the lonely people, where [in Canada] do they all come from?
Heather McClelland reviews a recent study which explores who is most likely to experience loneliness in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Playing on uneven playing fields: low income, parental stress and maternal depression
Aggelos Stamos reviews a cross-sectional Canadian study that explores the links between low socioeconomic status, parental stress, maternal depression, and the mediating role of social capital in mothers.[read the full story...]
Not all wealth is health: how does parental wealth affect children’s cognitive ability, mental and physical health?
Vishal Bhavsar reviews a cohort study which finds that greater parental housing wealth was associated with fewer emotional and behavioural problems in children.[read the full story...]
Preventing depression in low-income mothers: Head Start RCT in the community
Tayla McCloud appraises the recent Head Start randomised controlled trial measuring the efficacy of a maternal depression prevention strategy.[read the full story...]
Family income and antisocial behaviour
Vishal Bhavsar considers an observational study looking at income gradients within child and adolescent antisocial behaviours.[read the full story...]
Low income and tooth loss: a positive association
Seven of the 11 observational studies included in this review came from Brazil. An association between low income and tooth loss was demonstrated (OR = 2.52: 95% CI; 2.11- 3.01) even after adjusting for socioeconomic status ( OR = 1.66: 95% CI; 1.48 – 1.86).[read the full story...]