In adults with major depression, antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide

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Douglas Badenoch explores a meta-analysis of follow-up data from clinical trials of antidepressants, which found a small but significant increase in suicide risk.

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Depression in young people: are we researching what matters most?

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Tamsin Ford asks what outcomes count, when it comes to measuring adolescent depression?

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Considering the realities and constraints in coproducing research

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Mike Clark’s blog considers a paper in which the authors reflect on tensions arising in the coproduction of adult social care evaluation between the participatory research approach and validated outcome measures.

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Evidence-based school-based mental health programmes; the extent of their implementation worldwide

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Tamsin Ford considers a literature review of the scope, scale, and dose of the world’s largest school-based mental health programmes, which suggests that evidence-based programmes have reached millions of children worldwide, but mainly in high income countries.

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Focus on the person, not the problem #CORCforum

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André Tomlin considers a new article about high integrity mental health services for children, which calls for mental health and wellbeing support to draw on self, families, school and community resources.

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Impact of functional alterations on quality of life in Alzheimer disease

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Clarissa Giebel analyses a qualitative study of how functional alterations impact quality of life in Alzheimer disease.

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Measurement properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: a systematic review

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Lesley Dawson appraises and summarises a recent systematic review of the measurement properties of PROMs (patient reported outcome measures) used for patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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“Care needs to be just as important as treatment” says report

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This practical guidance has been written to help commissioners, service providers, nurses, medical, and allied health professionals, understand the difference care and compassion can make to the service experience of frail older people, and also to the financial situation of health and social care organisations. The guide covers the following themes: Reducing healthcare-related harm Care [read the full story…]

A Hierarchy of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Meta-Analysis of Knee Osteoarthritis Trials

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Have you ever tried to compare the results of different clinical trials only to find that different outcome measures have been used in each and often in each study more than one outcome measure is reported. This is a common problem for systematic reviewers. When faced with more than one outcome measure which should be [read the full story…]

Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment and physiotherapy management of contracted (frozen) shoulder

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Have you ever had a painful shoulder? Did it get better on its own? I have a friend, not another Elf, who had bilateral frozen shoulders. It was a most functionally limiting and painful problem. Fortunately intra-articular steroid injections saved the day and made a huge difference to both pain and function. If you have [read the full story…]