Angharad de Cates explores a recent RCT of a brief psychological intervention to reduce repetition of self-harm in patients admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt.[read the full story...]
It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay today and the theme this year is promoting awareness of mental health in the workplace.
We’re getting in on the act with Chris O’Sullivan looking in detail at a recent systematic review of web-based psychological interventions delivered in the workplace, to improve employee wellbeing and effectiveness.[read the full story...]
Jack Barton publishes his debut elf blog on the huge OASIS randomised controlled trial, which explores the effects that improved sleep can have on our mental health.[read the full story...]
Simon Brett summarises a recent systematic review of brief, intensive and concentrated cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children, which finds some promising results for this more focused approach to care.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald explores a recent meta-analysis that summarises the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders on quality of life in adults.[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...]
Suzanne Dash explores a recent meta-analysis that looks again at RCTs of cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, to ascertain whether or not the effects of CBT are systematically falling over time.[read the full story...]
Andrew Shepherd summarises a recent meta-analysis on the efficacy of psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder, which finds that dialectical behaviour therapy and psychodynamic approaches were effective versus control, but CBT and other talking treatments were not.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin considers a new article about high integrity mental health services for children, which calls for mental health and wellbeing support to draw on self, families, school and community resources.[read the full story...]
Edel McGlanaghy publishes her debut blog on the Negative Effects Questionnaire for monitoring and reporting adverse effects of psychotherapy. She also highlights her own APT study (Adverse effects of Psychological Therapy), which is currently recruiting individuals with experience of any face to face psychological therapy.[read the full story...]