Are psychological interventions effective in preventing relapse and recurrence in depression?

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Andrea Cipriani is back, this time writing with Rosario Aronica to summarise an individual patient data meta-analysis on the use of psychological interventions for preventing relapse in depression.

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Exposing how exposure works: expectancy change is crucial for successful exposure treatment

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In her debut blog, Rena Gatzounis summarises a study that investigated the mechanisms of threat expectancy, occurrence, and change in relation to exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

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The economic cost of OCD in the UK: who pays?

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Chris Sampson evaluates a cost-of-illness analysis on the economic burden of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the UK.

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What psychotherapies are currently available for people with ARFID?

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In her debut blog, Ellie Davis takes a look at a recent scoping review on psychological interventions and outcomes for avoidant and restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

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Lived experience perspectives of acceptance and commitment therapy for people with psychosis

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Charlotte Huggett reflects on a qualitative study exploring the perspectives of people with psychosis receiving Acceptance and Commitment Therapy following a first episode of psychosis.

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Accessing and engaging with NHS Talking Therapies: what can we learn from the pandemic?

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Jake Grange and Sarah Watts summarise a study using observational retrospective cohort data to investigate factors associated with access and engagement with NHS Talking Therapies services before, during, and after lockdown.

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Psychotherapy presents hope for people in South Asia with depression and a non-communicable disease

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A team of experts from the Global NIHR Centre for IMPACT consider the findings of a recent review, which looks at the effectiveness and implementation of psychological interventions for depression in people with non-communicable diseases in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Towards better psychological treatment of depression #DepressionSolvingTheToll part 3

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Part 3 in a four-part series on solving the toll of depression on populations. Pim Cuijpers focuses on the psychological treatment of depression and gives an overview of a meta-analytic research domain.

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Equity within IAPT: socio-demographic inequalities in accessing treatment

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Lawson Taylor provides an overview of a national cohort study that explored socio-demographic differences in access to NHS Talking Therapies (formerly known as IAPT) services.

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Reducing stigma and sickness absence: can a low intensity psychological intervention help us ‘Prevail’?

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Emmeline Lagunes-Cordoba summarises a cluster randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a low-intensity psychological intervention to reduce mental health stigma and improve help-seeking in the workplace.

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