Social media peer support groups for OCD and related disorders: helpful or harmful?

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In her debut blog, Margherita Zenoni explores a mixed methods survey, which finds that social media support groups may be harmful for some people with OCD or related disorders.

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Loneliness linked to mid-life depression: can tackling loneliness help prevent depression in older people?

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A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a study on the association between loneliness and depression among older adults.

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Stopping smoking in acute mental health units: what works?

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Zoe Stoneley reviews a Taiwanese study on nicotine replacement therapy and healthy lifestyle psychoeducation for smoking reduction in acute psychiatric inpatients.

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Dementia and loneliness: prevalence and determinants for people living in the UK

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Rosie Mansfield summarises recent findings from the IDEAL programme on the prevalence and determinants of loneliness in people living with dementia.

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Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being?

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Kathryn Walsh summarises a recent systematic review on crime, fear of crime and mental health, which highlights a number of interventions that are not effective in reducing the fear of crime.

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