Millie Witcher and Sarah Rowe appraise a randomised controlled trial on the effect of low-intensity treatments for self-harm among people with suicidal ideation, which has some important findings.[read the full story...]
Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?
Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.[read the full story...]
Parents and carers of children with an intellectual disability: what do we know about their wellbeing?
Charlie Lynch and Derek Tracy review a study on childhood intellectual disability and parents’ wellbeing, which integrates social, psychological and genetic influences.[read the full story...]
Disclosing self-harm history: people’s attributes and risk factors
Holly Crudgington reviews a recent study from Manchester, which explores characteristics and risk of repetition in people who fail to report previous hospital presentations for self-harm.[read the full story...]
Talking about self-harm and suicide in primary care: the views of young people
In her debut blog, Jo Lockwood summarises a qualitative paper which finds that young people want GPs to initiate conversations about self-harm and suicide in primary care.[read the full story...]
Assessing digital risk: a mixed-methods study assessing psychiatry trainee’s experiences, views and understanding
Georgie Parker reviews a mixed-methods study exploring psychiatry trainees understanding, experience of and competence assessing and managing digital risk.[read the full story...]
Can we predict how people will adjust after victimisation? Progress towards an individualised risk calculator for psychopathology
In her debut blog, Jessica Armitage reviews a recent cohort study, which suggests that it may be possible to predict risk of psychopathology in victimised children.[read the full story...]
Suicide risk assessment tools: what’s the current state of the evidence?
Gabrielle Beaudry reviews a new national mixed methods study from the UK on suicide risk assessment tools used in mental health services.[read the full story...]
The ‘S’ word: safeguarding and service user experiences in England
Chenel Walker summarises a recent user-led exploratory study about mental health service user experiences of targeted violence and abuse in the context of adult safeguarding in England.[read the full story...]
Coercion and power in psychiatry #MHQT
Ian Cummins explores a Belgian qualitative study looking at the experiences of people who have been subject to compulsory mental health legislation and admitted to hospital against their will.[read the full story...]