A long-term physical health condition changes everything: therapeutic responses to psychological distress must change too #BABCP2022

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Dona Matthews reviews a paper on an evidence-based theory of psychological adjustment to long-term physical health conditions and applications in clinical practice, which will be presented at the #BABCP2022 conference in London later this week.

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HIV stigma and depression: new systematic review of people in South Africa

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Rudo Dude summarises a systematic review which examines the links between HIV stigma and depression among people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

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How to improve oral health in people with severe mental illness #MindYourSmile

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Easter Joury summarises a recent systematic review on improving oral health in people with severe mental illness.

We are having a tweet chat at 8-9pm BST on Monday 11th July to discuss how best to support oral health in people with severe mental illness. You can join in by following the #MindYourSmile hashtag on Twitter.

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Metacognitive therapy for depressive symptoms in cardiac patients: new findings from the PATHWAY trial

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Lydia Poole reviews a recent randomised controlled trial evaluating group metacognitive therapy for depression and anxiety in cardiac patients.

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Choosing between antipsychotics to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women with schizophrenia

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Peter Knapp and Suzy Ker review a recent study from Finland, which suggests that women with schizophrenia who take prolactin-increasing antipsychotics for at least five years, have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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Multimorbidity: does depression predict the onset of physical illness?

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Lydia Poole reviews a recent Canadian study examining depression as a risk factor for physical illness and multimorbidity in a cohort with no prior comorbidity.

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Life after injury: physical, psychological and social impact

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Dafni Katsampa explores a qualitative study carried out by researchers in the Netherlands, which finds that experiencing an injury from a traumatic event like a serious road traffic accident, can impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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Increased risk for physical illness in schizophrenia is not caused by genetic liability for the disorder: according to new data-linkage study

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Dolly Sud appraises a recent data linkage study on the impact of schizophrenia genetic liability on the association between schizophrenia and physical illness.

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“Personality disorders” more common in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

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Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe explores a recent cohort study which finds that people with inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease are at greater risk of “personality disorder”.

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Suicide in children and young people can happen without warning

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Shirley Reynolds reviews a records study which finds that around one third of children and young people who die by suicide have no explicit prior risk.

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