Andie Ashdown summarises a cross-sectional study exploring mental health disparities between multiracial and monoracial young people in the United States.[read the full story...]
Climate change and mental health: what do we know, and what don’t we know?
Peter Coventry examines a big new umbrella review which signals the need for robust assessment and quantification of the mental health impacts of climate change.[read the full story...]
The negative effect of the climate crisis on the mental health of millions of people: projections in the region of South Florida
Dafni Katsampa, Francesca Bentivegna and Ivar Maas reflect on a recent study exploring the impact of extreme climate events on mental health of people located in South Florida, USA.[read the full story...]
What’s the evidence for community interventions for ‘personality disorder’ (or complex emotional needs)? Not great
Keir Harding and Hollie Berrigan provide a personal outlook on a scoping review exploring the efficacy of community treatments for ‘personality disorder’.[read the full story...]
Youth trauma narratives: a thematic analysis of meaning-making during trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT)
In her debut blog, Georgina Thompson explores a qualitative study of how young people create meaning of their experiences during trauma narration, when receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.[read the full story...]
Trauma transmission in the children of trauma-affected refugees: risk and protective factors
Theofanis Kyriacou & Andie Ashdown consider a systematic review of risk and protective factors for trauma transmission among trauma-affected refugees and their non-exposed children.[read the full story...]
1 in 5 pre-school aged children develop PTSD symptoms following trauma exposure. Why are we still neglecting these children?
In her debut blog, Mira Vasileva summarises a systematic review which suggests that the pooled prevalence of PTSD in pre-school children who have been exposed to trauma was 21.5%.[read the full story...]
Can brain scans tell us how successful CBT for anxiety will be? Meta-analysis of task-based fMRI studies shows promise
Millie Lowther, Isabel Luetkenherm, Carlos Mena and Alexandra Pike summarise a recent fMRI meta-analysis, which finds that activation in brain circuits related to salience, interoception and emotional processing were found to predict a positive response to CBT in anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Can Tetris help to reduce the intensity and distress of traumatic intrusive memories?
Tanya Garg blogs a study which finds that visuospatial tasks like playing Tetris, do not reduce the intensity and distress of intrusions after watching a traumatic film.[read the full story...]
Half of all frontline health workers were mentally ill during early months of COVID-19 pandemic
Kate Chartres and Dafni Katsampa summarise a systematic review exploring anxiety, depression, trauma-related, and sleep disorders among healthcare workers during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]