Dan Joyce publishes his debut blog on a recent paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry that considers the feasibility and clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging in first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Joe Barnby and Muna Dubad explore a recent systematic review that looks at the potential predictors of adherence to web-based and mobile technologies for people with psychosis.[read the full story...]
Thomas Richardson writes his debut blog about a recent prospective analysis of poor medication adherence and risk of relapse associated with continued cannabis use in patients with first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Jazz Croft considers a recent systematic review about traumatic experiences in first-episode psychosis, which finds that nearly 1 in 3 people with first episode psychosis met diagnostic criteria for PTSD.[read the full story...]
Laoise Renwick writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review of barriers and facilitators to implementing family support and education in early psychosis intervention programmes.[read the full story...]
Derek Tracy and Krisna Patel consider neighbourhood influences on violent reoffending risk in released prisoners diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
The blog also features a half hour audio podcast with the lead researcher Amir Sariaslan, the blogger Derek Tracy and Chief Elf André Tomlin.[read the full story...]
Raphael Underwood on a recent systematic review of mental health-related stigma and pathways to care for people at risk of psychotic disorders or experiencing first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Marcus Munafo appraises a recent cross sectional study of tobacco smoking and its association with cognition in first episode psychosis patients.[read the full story...]
Rachel Upthegrove reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological and psychosocial interventions for negative symptoms in psychosis.
This is the third in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
Carmine Pariante considers the implications of a recent case-control study, which looks at the prevalence and clinical characteristics of serum neuronal cell surface antibodies in first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]