Alvin Richards-Belle and Humma Andleeb review the Gone Too Soon framework, published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry, which suggests priorities for action to prevent premature mortality associated with mental illness and mental distress.[read the full story...]
People with severe mental health difficulties are more likely to have poor dental health and dental disorders
Masuma Pervin Mishu summarises an umbrella review on the prevalence of dental disorders among people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Severe mental illness and comorbid chronic physical illness: the clock’s ticking
In her debut blog, Jodie Ferris summarises a recent cohort study on the temporal relationship between severe mental illness diagnosis and chronic physical comorbidity in the UK, which contains important findings for care and future research.[read the full story...]
Death from COVID-19: should we be prioritising people with schizophrenia for vaccination?
In her debut blog, Aneta Zarska reviews a cohort study which looks at the links between death from COVID-19 and a range of mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.[read the full story...]
Maudsley guidelines for physical health
“There are many other ways to get our patients better than prescribing and talking.”
Shuichi Suetani reviews a recently published textbook: The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
Group physical activity for people with severe mental illness: from inactivity to engagement
A group of MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences students at UCL Psychiatry summarise a systematic review on the experience of initiating community-based group physical activity by people with serious mental illness.[read the full story...]
Increased risk for physical illness in schizophrenia is not caused by genetic liability for the disorder: according to new data-linkage study
Dolly Sud appraises a recent data linkage study on the impact of schizophrenia genetic liability on the association between schizophrenia and physical illness.[read the full story...]
Stopping smoking in acute mental health units: what works?
Zoe Stoneley reviews a Taiwanese study on nicotine replacement therapy and healthy lifestyle psychoeducation for smoking reduction in acute psychiatric inpatients.[read the full story...]
Reducing cardiovascular risk in people with severe mental illness
Masuma Mishu from the Closing the Gap Network reviews a recent US trial of a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction intervention in people with severe mental illness, which shows promising results.[read the full story...]
Walk this way: can a health coaching intervention increase physical activity in people with severe mental illness?
Gordon Johnston and Michel Syrett prepare for the #HealthSMI event on 24th June by blogging about a recent pilot RCT of a health coaching intervention (Walk This Way) to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in people with serious mental illness.[read the full story...]