Associations between adolescent mental health and gender diversity: evidence from a population cohort study #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch appraises a recent cohort study from the Netherlands, which looks at adolescent gender diversity and provides data of sociodemographic correlates and mental health outcomes in the general population.

Join us around the #CAMHScampfire on Tuesday 28th June to discuss this paper with the author and a group of experts.

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Does the relationship between loneliness and suicidal ideation vary between men and women of different ages?

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In her debut blog, Sharon Eager considers a study exploring gender-specific associations of loneliness and suicidal ideation in a representative population sample suggesting that young, lonely men are particularly at risk.

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Is there a link between sexual harassment and eating disorder symptoms?

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Andie Ashdown summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis which finds a relationship between sexual harrassment and eating disorder symptomatology.

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Parental death by suicide is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in offspring

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Aggelos Stamos looks at a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on offspring’s risk for suicidal behaviour in relation to parental death by suicide.

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At-risk gambling and gambling disorder: where are we now and where are we going?

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José M Menchon and Susana Jimenez Murcia review a recent paper discussing gambling disorder in the UK, key research priorities and the urgent need for independent research funding.

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How living alone, loneliness and lack of emotional support link to suicide and self-harm

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Yutung Ng reviews a cohort study exploring the links between loneliness, living alone and emotional support with suicidality and self-harm.

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Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps

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Ivan Ezquerra-Romano summarises a systematic review looking into the prevalence of substance use among transgender people compared to their cisgender counterparts.

Today we also announce the launch of a new survey that will help us understand alcohol use in UK transgender and non-binary people.

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Dental neglect in children and adolescents -prevalence and risk factors

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This review of the prevalence of dental neglect and risk factors in children and adolescents included 10 observational studies. A high prevalence of dental neglect (range 10% to 83%) and caries ( range 38.9% to 99% )was identified.

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Persistent anxiety disorders: who is most at risk?

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Tessa Reardon summarises a systematic review, which reports on the specific clinical and psychological factors that predict persistent anxiety disorders.

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What impact do secondary schools have on the mental health of young people?

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In his debut blog, Chris Fielding reviews a study which uses baseline data from the MYRIAD study, and concludes that the “direct influence of schools on mental health seems to be small”.

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