The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments #SeeingFurther

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Ioana Cristea highlights some of the key ideas from the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments research in tomorrow’s science. She also raises a number of objections to the 50-page report, which we hope will generate some much needed discussion on this topic.

Look out for our #SeeingFurther podcast with the authors of the Commission and a Twitter chat at 12:30pm GMT on Monday 19th March.

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Blended psychotherapy: barriers and facilitators identified by psychotherapists

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Stefan Rennick-Egglestone on a qualitative study of psychotherapists’ views about the barriers and facilitators to implementing blended psychotherapy for depression.

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Perinatal depression in mothers: how can treatment help with parenting and child development?

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Eloise Stark publishes her debut blog on a recent systematic review, which looks at the effect that treatment for perinatal depression in mothers can have on parenting and child development.

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Preventing anxiety with psychological and educational interventions

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Inês Pote publishes her debut elf blog about a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of psychological and/or educational interventions in the prevention of anxiety.

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Can social recovery therapy improve social functioning in psychosis?

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Lisa Wood publishes her debut blog about a recent RCT of social recovery therapy in combination with early intervention services for enhancement of social recovery in patients with first-episode psychosis: the SUPEREDEN3 trial.

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Can gamified cCBT prevent depression in secondary school students?

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Lisa Burscheidt summarises a school-based RCT of an online gamified cCBT intervention (SPARX-R) for preventing depression in final year secondary school students in Australia.

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Guided cCBT for depression: optimising therapist support and maximising efficiency

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Monisha Nahar writes her debut blog on a recent RCT that explores how we can improve the efficiency of psychotherapy for depression. The trial compares web-based guided CBT with face-to-face CBT for people with depression who are not taking medication.

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Digital guided self-help for binge eating disorder: a paper worth getting INTERBED with?

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Sarah McDonald summarises the INTERBED RCT, which explores the effect of Internet-based guided self-help versus individual face-to-face CBT on full or subsyndromal binge eating disorder in overweight or obese patients.

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Future self-harm may be reduced with a brief psychological intervention, but perhaps only for the more severe

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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.

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Are digital tools the answer to improving employee wellbeing and effectiveness? #WorldMentalHealthDay

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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.

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