School-based mental health services: a good idea?

education-3189934_1280

Pooky Knightsmith writes her debut elf blog on a recent meta-analysis, which looks at the effectiveness of school-based mental health services for 5-10 year old children.

[read the full story...]

Smartphone apps for depression: do they work?

attentie-attentie-558964-unsplash (1)

Michelle Eskinazi and Clara Belessiotis write their debut elf blog on a recent meta-analysis of smartphone‐based mental health interventions for depression, which concludes that there is a possibly promising role for apps in the prevention and treatment of sub-clinical, mild and moderate depressive symptoms.

[read the full story...]

Antipsychotic effectiveness: the numbers don’t lie, check the scoreboard

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 15.16.57

Students and Teachers from the King’s College London PNoMH Distance Learning MSc summarise a major new meta-analysis that brings together the last 60 years of placebo-controlled antipsychotic drug trials in acute schizophrenia.

[read the full story...]

What relationship do stressful life events, neglect and abuse have with functional neurological disorder (conversion disorder)?

hiding-1209131_1280

Mark Edwards considers the findings of a new meta-analysis of case-control studies, which looks at the relationship between stressful life events, neglect and abuse with functional neurological disorder.

[read the full story...]

Teacher burnout: can we prevent it, or is that the wrong question?

hustle-and-bustle-1738072_1280

As we prepare for our Youth Mental Health Question Time event in London this evening, Lucinda Powell considers a meta-analysis looking at the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout.

[read the full story...]

Preventing anxiety with psychological and educational interventions

mark-skeet-531298

Inês Pote publishes her debut elf blog about a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of psychological and/or educational interventions in the prevention of anxiety.

[read the full story...]

Antidepressants for depression in schizophrenia: when good-enough evidence is good enough

thought-catalog-505378

Carmine Pariante is positive about a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of antidepressants for the treatment of depression in schizophrenia.

[read the full story...]

Befriending interventions: are they effective?

friends-443901_1280

#UCLJournalClub students appraise a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of befriending interventions for people with a variety of health conditions including mental illness.

[read the full story...]

Antipsychotic combinations for schizophrenia: safe and effective?

freestocks-org-126848

Elena Marcus presents the findings of an updated Cochrane review on antipsychotic combinations for schizophrenia.

[read the full story...]