Parental involvement in CBT for anxiety disorders: a help or a hindrance?

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Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.

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Is it feasible to use apps to support people with first episode psychosis?

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In her debut blog, Rosa Pitts summarises the ARIES trial, which suggests it may be feasible to use a smartphone app (My Journey 3) to help prevent relapse in psychosis, although questions remain about long-term participant engagement with the app.

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How can digital technology help close the mortality gap for people with severe mental illness?

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Lina Gega from the Closing the Gap Network explores a recent review of digital technology for health promotion, which looks at opportunities to address excess mortality in people living with severe mental illness.

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Anorexia therapies present and future: a 3-star review, or a 3-star field of research? #LEDC19

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Sarah McDonald writes a new blog to accompany the #LEDC19 conference, which explores established and emerging interventions for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adults and children.

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Preventive cognitive therapy when continuing or tapering off antidepressants

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Linda Gask is encouraged by the findings of a new high quality RCT (the DRD study), which compares preventive cognitive therapy while tapering antidepressants versus maintenance antidepressant treatment versus their combination in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence.

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Moderated online social therapy: relapse prevention for youth depression

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Sarah Knowles looks at a next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression, explored in an Australian qualitative study looking at social networking, safety and clinical benefit.

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Improving outcomes for people with first episode psychosis

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Elwira Lubos summarises a recent review of reviews looking at the evidence for improving outcomes in first-episode psychosis.

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Which personality traits may protect us from alcohol use disorder?

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Andrew Jones summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of alcohol treatment outcome, which identifies a range of personality traits that are associated with relapse.

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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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Anorexia nervosa: relapse, remission and recovery

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Sarah McDonald asks: What happens after treatment? She summarises a recent systematic review of relapse, remission, and recovery in anorexia nervosa.

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