In her debut blog, Sarah Nicholson summarises a systematic review of pre-pregnancy BMI and the risk of antenatal and postnatal depression.[read the full story...]
Critiquing the evidence behind the “evidence-based conclusions” about ADHD
Shuichi Suetani and Gaj Panagoda explore the World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement published in 2021, which contains “208 evidence-based conclusions about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[read the full story...]
Are changes in blood pressure and weight linked to later dementia?
Meenakshi Shukla summarises a systematic review exploring the trajectory of blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and incident dementia.[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...]
Eating disorder symptoms and suicidality: is there a significant association within the student population?
In his debut blog, Jack Wainwright explores a study that finds an association between eating disorders and suicidality in US college students.[read the full story...]
Is there a causal link between mental health problems and risk of COVID-19 infection?
In his debut blog, Andrew Steptoe summarises two recent papers using electronic health record datasets, which suggest that having a psychiatric diagnosis may put people at risk of COVID-19 infection.[read the full story...]
Can enhanced CBT help people with eating disorders during COVID-19?
Helen Bould summarises a guide for clinicians on how to deliver enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-E) for people with eating disorders during COVID-19.[read the full story...]
Digital technology and youth mental health: recommendations from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Sarah Hetrick summarises a recent report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists which explores the impact of technology use on the mental health of young people.[read the full story...]
School based obesity prevention for 6 and 7 year olds
Alison Tonkin writes her debut elf blog on the WAVES study: a cluster randomised controlled trial looking at the effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6 and 7 year olds.[read the full story...]
Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know?
David Turgoose explores a systematic review of reviews that looks at the effects of screen time on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The review found that higher levels of screen time were related to some physical and mental health concerns, such as poor diet, obesity and depression.[read the full story...]