Are apps for depression and anxiety worth the money?

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Andres Fonseca summarises a recent RCT which finds that apps for depression and anxiety in an IAPT service can be effective and cost effective.

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Psychological interventions effective for improving mental health and sleep following complex trauma

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In her debut blog, Delia Ciobotaru explores a network meta-analysis which finds that psychological treatments are effective in reducing PTSD symptoms experienced by people with complex trauma.

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Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?

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Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.

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Can psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy relieve existential crises in cancer patients?

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Pascal Immanuel Michael reviews a randomised controlled trial examining long-term outcomes of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for existential distress in patients with cancer.

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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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Music therapy for autistic children: playing better than listening?

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Hilary Shepherd summarises a recent randomised controlled trial comparing music therapy to music listening for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Violent behaviour by people diagnosed with psychosis: what is good evidence?

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Vishal Bhavsar reviews a recent study examining correlates of future violent behaviour in people being treated for schizophrenia in US-based treatment centres.

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Can reducing loneliness help to alleviate or prevent anxiety or depression in young people? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Anton Käll summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness training to reduce loneliness and increase social contact.

Ellie Pearce then shares her recent Wellcome Trust funded #ActiveIngredientsMH review, which looked into reducing loneliness as a potential active ingredient in both alleviating and preventing anxiety and depression in young people.

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Suicide awareness materials: do they help people with suicidal ideation?

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Hanzla Amir and Derek Tracy summarise a recent online randomised controlled trial on the effects of suicide awareness materials on people who feel suicidal, which finds that the Papageno effect is real and that stories of hope and recovery can help.

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Mindfulness based childbirth and parenting: positive impact on stress and depression

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In her debut blog, Sophia Ahmed summarises an RCT which finds that Mindfulness based childbirth and parenting can help to reduce stress and depression in expectant mothers.

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