Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba summarises a co-produced qualitative interview study on service user perspectives of community mental health services for people with complex emotional needs.[read the full story...]
Loneliness “from the outside”: how are lonely young people perceived by others?
In her debut blog, Phoebe McKenna-Plumley explores a mixed methods study of young people, which finds concordance between self-reported loneliness and others’ perceptions of loneliness.[read the full story...]
Borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence
In her debut blog, Jessica Tunmore summarises a recent research study, which looks at the relationship between borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence.[read the full story...]
Preventing depression: what do we need to succeed?
Can we prevent depression globally? Emma Corcoran, Molly Bird and Natalie Shoham summarise a recent review that considers what is needed to eradicate the worldwide depression epidemic, and why.[read the full story...]
Which personality traits may protect us from alcohol use disorder?
Andrew Jones summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of alcohol treatment outcome, which identifies a range of personality traits that are associated with relapse.[read the full story...]
Illicit drug use: personality and poverty
A considerable amount of research has attempted to shed light on the key antecedents of drug use. The role of personality traits, in particular, has been explored in great detail; indeed the idea of “the addictive personality” has often been discussed. Although we elves feel that the addictive personality is a simplification of a much [read the full story…]
How do personality traits affect our need for mental health treatment?
This cross-sectional study conducted by researchers from VU University in Amsterdam investigated whether specific personality traits (such as neuroticism, conscientiousness and being open to experiences) are associated with an increased use of mental health services. The background to this study is the fact that there are now many safe and effective treatments available for depression [read the full story…]