New research suggests that youth suicide attempts can result in later-life economic and social disadvantages

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In her debut blog, India Bellairs-Walsh summarises a recent population-based cohort study investigating the long-term economic and social outcomes of youth suicide attempts.

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Contemplating compassion in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh

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Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. In this blog he explores the role that compassion has to play in the future of mental health research.

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Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.

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Bipolar disorder and distress: systematic review of first-person accounts

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A group of UCL Mental Health Masters Students summarise a meta-synthesis of qualitative research, which looks at what people diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience as distressing.

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Teenage depression linked to poor psychological and social outcomes in later life

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Maria Loades writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the long-term psychosocial outcomes of teenage depression, which finds that depression as a youth is linked to poor academic outcomes, unemployment and problems with relationships in adult life.

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Family therapy for anorexia: can it create closeness and containment in parent-adolescent relationships?

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Sarah McDonald blogs about a recent study that explores the effect of family-based treatment for anorexia on familial relationships.

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Power to the people: practitioners, patients and power

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Rob Allison explores a recent qualitative study of dependence and resistance in community mental health care, which looks at negotiations of user participation between mental health staff and service users.

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Can digital communication improve relationships between young people and clinicians?

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Victoria Betton reports on the LYNC study; mixed methods research into timely digital patient-clinician communication in specialist clinical services for young people.

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Could partner factors reduce the risk of maternal depression and anxiety in the perinatal period?

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Paul Ramchandani and Ellen Grimas report on the findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of modifiable partner factors associated with perinatal depression and anxiety.

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Social care for men with long term conditions: disability, masculinity and agency

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Hannah Morgan examines a study on social care for disabled men living with long term conditions and discovers the importance of agency, choice and control.

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