Mental disorder and homicide: are rates and sentencing patterns changing?

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Danny Whiting reports on a study of mental health problems and long-term national trends in rates and court outcome for people convicted of homicide.

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Can social recovery therapy improve social disability in young people?

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In her debut blog, Jude Madani summarises the findings of the PRODIGY trial, which looked at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of social recovery therapy for the prevention and treatment of long-term social disability among young people with emerging severe mental illness.

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Oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness: what enables and prevents people from accessing them?

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Vishal Aggarwal considers the findings of a recent qualitative study, which looks at the contextual factors, barriers, and facilitators to accessing oral health interventions for people with severe mental illness.

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Severe mental illness and comorbid chronic physical illness: the clock’s ticking

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In her debut blog, Jodie Ferris summarises a recent cohort study on the temporal relationship between severe mental illness diagnosis and chronic physical comorbidity in the UK, which contains important findings for care and future research.

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Is High Intensity Interval Training a HIIT for psychiatric inpatients?

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Suzy Ker and Garry Tew consider a qualitative study exploring patient, carer and staff perspectives on implementing High Intensity Interval Training for service users in inpatient mental health settings.

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The caring dyad: how patients and their informal carers experience severe mental illness and cardiometabolic disease

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Lydia Poole considers the caring dyad (the relationship experience of the patient and their informal carer) and the realities of living with cardiometabolic risk, metabolic syndrome and severe mental illness.

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“I feel inferior and ashamed”: the stigma of psychosis in ethnic minority groups

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Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises a qualitative study looking at stigma and psychosis experienced by people from ethnic minorities.

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How to improve oral health in people with severe mental illness #MindYourSmile

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Easter Joury summarises a recent systematic review on improving oral health in people with severe mental illness.

We are having a tweet chat at 8-9pm BST on Monday 11th July to discuss how best to support oral health in people with severe mental illness. You can join in by following the #MindYourSmile hashtag on Twitter.

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Navigating the long-term effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): a qualitative meta-synthesis

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Amelia Talbot reviews a qualitative meta-synthesis on the long-term effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) reported by people who have received it.

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