Kate Chartres and Dafni Katsampa summarise a systematic review exploring anxiety, depression, trauma-related, and sleep disorders among healthcare workers during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
How common is mental illness in children aged 1-7 years old?
Jennifer Lau and Meenakshi Shukla explore a recent meta-analysis which finds that worldwide, 1 in 5 children aged 1-7 years old will experience a mental health condition.[read the full story...]
Can a good night’s sleep help prevent youth depression and anxiety? #CAMHScampfire
Colin Espie sets us up for the #CAMHScampfire event taking place on 10th Dec 2020 by highlighting recent research into the links between disturbed sleep in adolescence and subsequent depression or anxiety.[read the full story...]
The role of paramedics in suicide prevention: links between sleep, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts
Kirsten Russell and Susan Rasmussen summarise a recent cohort study on self-reported sleep disturbance in ambulance attendances for suicidal ideation and attempted suicide, which suggests a possible role for paramedics in suicide prevention.[read the full story...]
Sleep problems in infancy: a possible risk factor for ADHD?
Jack Barton summarises a recent longitudinal study from Finland, which suggests that sleep difficulties in infancy are associated with symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity at the age of 5 years.[read the full story...]
Young people with autism suffer poorer sleep quality than their peers
A group of UCL Masters students summarise a systematic review and meta-analysis of subjective and objective studies, which explores sleep problems in young people with autism spectrum disorders.[read the full story...]
Sleep problems in dementia: a promising treatment?
A group of UCL Masters Students summarise the DREAMS-START trial (Dementia RElAted Manual for Sleep; STrAtegies for RelaTives), which looks at the feasibility and acceptability of a simple 6 session intervention delivered by psychology graduates for people with dementia and their carers affected by sleep disturbances.[read the full story...]
Can eCBTi improve adolescents’ sleep?
Jack Barton marvels at the paradox that the very digital devices that harm our sleep patterns so terribly, may also be a possible solution to insomnia and sleep problems in young people. A new systematic review on digitally-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy (eCBTi) for youth insomnia shows a little promise.[read the full story...]
Complementary therapies for PTSD: can mindfulness combat the mindlessness of combat? #CAMSTRAND2018
The #CAMSTRAND2018 delegates blog about a recent systematic review of mind-body therapies for Military Veterans with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).[read the full story...]
Non-medical use of prescription drugs #NonMedicalDrugs
Ian Hamilton and Julia Buxton from the University of York preview the #NonMedicalDrugs event that will take place in York on Friday 16th March 2018.
The meeting will bring together people who can offer personal and professional insights of the extent of the issue and how we can support people who develop problems.[read the full story...]