Melanie Lafanechere and Dafni Katsampa summarise a study on the therapeutic alliance and suicidal experiences in people with psychosis receiving Cognitive Behavioural Suicide Prevention Therapy.[read the full story...]
An INTREPID journey into the epidemiological landscape of psychosis in the Global South
Shuichi Suetani and Jon Paul Teo discuss the International Research Program on Psychotic Disorders in Diverse Settings (INTREPID II) study, which investigates the epidemiology of untreated psychoses in 3 diverse settings in the Global South.[read the full story...]
Can social recovery therapy improve social disability in young people?
In her debut blog, Jude Madani summarises the findings of the PRODIGY trial, which looked at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of social recovery therapy for the prevention and treatment of long-term social disability among young people with emerging severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Do different groups of people with schizophrenia respond differently to different antipsychotics?
Murtada Alsaif considers a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Lancet Psychiatry exploring the response of different subgroups of patients with schizophrenia to different antipsychotic drugs.[read the full story...]
Oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness: what enables and prevents people from accessing them?
Vishal Aggarwal considers the findings of a recent qualitative study, which looks at the contextual factors, barriers, and facilitators to accessing oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Severe mental illness and comorbid chronic physical illness: the clock’s ticking
In her debut blog, Jodie Ferris summarises a recent cohort study on the temporal relationship between severe mental illness diagnosis and chronic physical comorbidity in the UK, which contains important findings for care and future research.[read the full story...]
Early intervention in psychosis: research priorities
In his debut blog, Kris Deering summarises a paper which looks at the evidence gaps and research priorities for early intervention in psychosis.[read the full story...]
Acceptance and commitment therapy for early psychosis: results from the INTERACT trial
Silke Vereeken summarises the INTERACT randomised controlled trial, which reports on the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in daily life for people with early psychosis.[read the full story...]
Schizophrenia and educational attainment: mind the gap
Ian Kelleher considers a new systematic review of papers from across the world, which looks at the enduring gap in educational attainment for people with schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
To stay on antipsychotics or not to stay on antipsychotics? A longstanding question with an update
Joe Pierre considers a recent network meta-analysis on continuing, reducing, switching, or stopping antipsychotics in individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders who are clinically stable.[read the full story...]