Many causes of death among people with bipolar disorder are potentially preventable

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Anneka Tomlinson and Andrea Cipriani from the University of Oxford co-write this important blog on causes of mortality among those with bipolar disorder, highlighting the importance of suicide prevention across age groups.

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Promising scalable brief psychological programme to improve refugee youth mental health

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Katie McQuillan reviews a recent randomised controlled trial which suggests that a brief community programme may help improve youth and caregiver psychological wellbeing in young Syrian refugees settled in Jordan.

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CBT reduces depressive symptoms in mothers with perinatal depression, but many questions remain unanswered

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In her debut blog, Kyla Vaillancourt summarises an umbrella review, which suggests that CBT is the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms of perinatal depression. However, many questions remain about psychological support for mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period.

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Do school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes work?

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Ariadna Albajara Saenz blogs a systematic review that suggests school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes are likely to have a significant public health impact when implemented on a large scale.

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Sharing youth mental health lived experience: what impact does it have on young people?

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In her debut blog, Marianne Webb considers an Australian qualitative study evaluating a psychoeducation programme delivered by young people sharing their personal stories of mental health lived experience.

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Treating PTSD in adults: EMDR and trauma-focused CBT still lead the way

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Nada Abou Seif summarises a network meta-analysis which finds that EMDR and trauma-focused CBT remain the most effective ways to treat adult PTSD.

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iCBT for depression: reflections from university students

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Sharon Eager summarises a qualitative study conducted with university students in South Africa who identify the pros and cons of iCBT for depression.

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Complex PTSD: 3 recent reviews yield clues about what helps #BIGSPD22

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises three recent systematic reviews exploring the most helpful interventions for people with complex PTSD.

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LGBTQ+ parental rejection: how do adults maintain ties with their parents?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a recent qualitative study exploring how LGBTQ+ adults maintain their relationships with parents who rejected their identity.

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Peer support in mental health: understanding the evidence base, current challenges, and future opportunities #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Magenta Simmons and Ellie Brown summarise a recent review on peer support for adults with mental health challenges, and present early findings from their active ingredients review on peer support for youth anxiety and depression.

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