Teacher burnout: can we prevent it, or is that the wrong question?


As we prepare for our Youth Mental Health Question Time event in London this evening, Lucinda Powell considers a meta-analysis looking at the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout.

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Preventing anxiety with psychological and educational interventions


Inês Pote publishes her debut elf blog about a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of psychological and/or educational interventions in the prevention of anxiety.

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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.

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Can network meta-analysis decide the best psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder?


Guy Goodwin and Andrea Cipriani highlight a number of methodological concerns in a new network meta-analysis of psychosocial therapies for the adjunctive treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Parent training works for child and adolescent mental health


Tony McGinn presents a high-level overview of the state of parent training evidence. His blog draws on over 30 systematic reviews with meta-analyses, to bring you a handy summary of what works.

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Self-stigma interventions for people with schizophrenia

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Laura Hemming explores a recent narrative review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for self-stigma in people with a schizophrenia-spectrum diagnosis.

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Web-based guided self-help can prevent or delay major depression


Ioana Cristea is impressed by a large German randomised controlled trial published yesterday in JAMA, which shows web-based guided self-help to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of major depression.

This blog also features a podcast interview with the lead author of the research, Professor Pim Cuijpers.

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Is the NICE guideline for bipolar disorder biased in favour of psychosocial interventions?


Guy Goodwin reviews a new paper in the Lancet Psychiatry by Jauhar, McKenna and Laws, that calls into question the trustworthiness of the NICE bipolar disorder guidance.

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Psychosocial suicide prevention in youth: is the evidence strong enough?


Rachel Upthegrove appraises a recent systematic review of psychosocial suicide prevention for youth, which leaves her calling for better evidence to support investment in universal school-based interventions.

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Drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness


Meg Fluharty summarises a recently updated Cochrane systematic review about interventions for drug-using offenders with co-occurring mental illness.

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