Sarah Steeg discusses a cohort study finding that people with a psychiatric diagnosis are 3-4 times more likely to be a victim or perpetrator of violence.[read the full story...]
Keir Harding summarises the recently published position statement on personality disorder from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Readers interested in personality disorder research and services should follow #BIGSPD2020 on Twitter for the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder conference on 24-26 March 2020.[read the full story...]
In Anna Sri’s debut blog, she comments on a Finnish cohort study which examined the link between prenatal stress and diagnosis of personality disorder in offspring. The study concludes that the more severe the experience of prenatal stress, the increased likelihood of a later diagnosis of personality disorder in the offspring.[read the full story...]
Raphael Underwood summarises a recent umbrella review (a synthesis of meta-analyses), which aimed to evaluate the current literature regarding childhood sexual abuse and long-term outcomes (psychosocial outcomes, psychiatric diagnoses and physical health outcomes).[read the full story...]
People diagnosed with “personality disorders” are likely to also experience alcohol problems.
Dean Connolly summarises a recent systematic review that confirms the very high prevalence of comorbid personality disorders and alcohol use disorders.[read the full story...]
Keir Harding prepares for the #BIGSPD19 conference by reading Mike Crawford et al’s recent RCT on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lamotrigine in borderline personality disorder.[read the full story...]
Josefien Breedvelt and Peter Coventry explore a new systematic review and meta-analysis of self-management interventions for people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Chris Millar writes his debut blog on a recent paper that explores the link between mental illness and being subjected to crime in Denmark and the United States. This blog asks: how much do poverty and the safety net matter? There are some important implications for policy makers.[read the full story...]
Joanne Wallace summarises a systematic review that highlights disparities in the management of cardiovascular risk factors in people with mental illness.[read the full story...]
Vanessa Pinfold and Jennie Parker from the McPin Foundation explore a recent systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives on mental health diagnosis.[read the full story...]