Shania Lorenz examines a recent mixed-methods study, which suggests that, in England, people with autism or autistic traits have a higher risk of suicide compared to the general population.[read the full story...]
“We are family, even when apart”: family separation and mental health in refugees
In her debut blog Elizabeth Hall reviews a study focusing on the impact of family separation on mental health outcomes among settled refugees in Australia.[read the full story...]
Social media peer support groups for OCD and related disorders: helpful or harmful?
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.[read the full story...]
Loneliness linked to mid-life depression: can tackling loneliness help prevent depression in older people?
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.[read the full story...]
Stopping smoking in acute mental health units: what works?
Zoe Stoneley reviews a Taiwanese study on nicotine replacement therapy and healthy lifestyle psychoeducation for smoking reduction in acute psychiatric inpatients.[read the full story...]
Dementia and loneliness: prevalence and determinants for people living in the UK
Rosie Mansfield summarises recent findings from the IDEAL programme on the prevalence and determinants of loneliness in people living with dementia.[read the full story...]
Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being?
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.[read the full story...]