Millie Lowther, Isabel Luetkenherm, Carlos Mena and Alexandra Pike summarise a recent fMRI meta-analysis, which finds that activation in brain circuits related to salience, interoception and emotional processing were found to predict a positive response to CBT in anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Checking compulsions in OCD: responsibility, probability and severity of harm #BABCP2022
In her debut blog, Christine Purdon explores a model of checking compulsions in those with OCD, finding that severity and likelihood of harm are important. This research led by Adam Radomsky will be presented at the #BABCP2022 conference in London later this week.[read the full story...]
Age at onset of mental disorders: global meta-analysis provides data for targeting effective interventions
Dona Matthews summarises a comprehensive global meta-analysis that presents our best current knowledge on the age of onset of various mental disorders. This review has major implications for our mental health promotion and prevention efforts.[read the full story...]
Social media peer support groups for OCD and related disorders: helpful or harmful?
In her debut blog, Margherita Zenoni explores a mixed methods survey, which finds that social media support groups may be harmful for some people with OCD or related disorders.[read the full story...]
Why CBT can fail those with OCD: service users’ perspectives
In his debut blog, Lawson Taylor summarises a preprint qualitative study that explores the views of service users with OCD or panic disorder, and tries to offer some answers as to why CBT does not work well for some people.[read the full story...]
Internalising problems in children and adolescents: little evidence for distinct disorders
Katie Finning explores a recent network analysis of internalising disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, phobias) in children and adolescents, which demonstrates the interconnected nature of internalising symptoms, and challenges the view that such pathology takes the form of distinct disorders.[read the full story...]
Younger mums may be at higher risk of mental health problems #ESMI
Jennifer Burgess summarises the results of a small cross-sectional study of young pregnant women at risk of mental disorders, which found that young women had greater odds of having a common mental disorder and CMDs were associated with living alone and abuse.
Follow #ESMI today on Twitter for all of the updates from the ESMI study day (Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness).[read the full story...]
Medical cannabis for mental illness: current use is not supported by research #MHQT
As we prepare for our Cannabis #MHQT event on Wed 26 Sep, Luke Sheridan Rains dissects a narrative review that asks: Is cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood, and related disorders ready for prime time?
His answer is that current evidence does not support the use of medical cannabis for mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression.[read the full story...]
CBT for anxiety: new meta-analysis confirms significant improvements to target symptoms
Inês Pote summarises a recent meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and related disorders.[read the full story...]
iCBT for OCD in young people: study suggests it’s cost-effective, but more research needed
Alastair Canaway on a recent RCT that looks at the cost-effectiveness of therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder.[read the full story...]