Extremism and mental health: is there a link?

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Vishal Bhavsar considers the findings of a cross sectional survey of over 3,500 men, which measured the prevalence of extremist attitudes in the general population and any associations with mental illness.

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The impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities

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Jenny Fisher examines a study seeking to understand the role and the impact of community well-being champions in African and Caribbean communities.

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Faith based CBT for depression and anxiety: review highlights a lack of good quality evidence

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Alan Underwood considers a new systematic review and meta analysis, which highlights the lack of evidence for faith based CBT in treating people with depression or anxiety disorders.

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Study finds risk that spirituality of people with learning disabilities is being ignored

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This Scottish study set out to review the evidence on support for spirituality for people with learning disabilities, an area the author describes as relevant but neglected as a topic  and rarely addressed by healthcare professionals. The author met with a wide range of stakeholders including people with disabilities, local faith groups, service  managers, parents [read the full story…]