Social isolation and oral health

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In this blog Carly Ross takes a look at a review assessing the association between social isolation and oral health in adults. The findings suggested no strong association however, only 4 studies were included and these were of limited quality.

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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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COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by >25% during 2020

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Dona Matthews summarises a recent study in The Lancet which estimates that worldwide COVID-19 increased depression and anxiety disorders by more than 25% in 2020.

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How are loneliness, social isolation and frailty linked with age?

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Clarissa Giebel explores a recent prospective study using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which looks at the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England.

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Disordered eating during COVID: understanding experiences from Reddit posts

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Georgie Parker summarises a research study of Reddit comments posted during Covid-19, which looks at how the pandemic and lockdown affected people with disordered eating behaviours.

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Isolation and loneliness in women living with perinatal depression: how can we heal our dislocated self and relationships?

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In her debut blog, Jacqueline Kent-Marvick reviews a qualitative study exploring the role of isolation and loneliness in the narratives of women diagnosed with perinatal depression.

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Living with mental health problems during COVID-19: how does it feel?

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In her debut blog, Anjana Greedharee reviews a co-produced, participatory qualitative study on the experiences of living with mental health problems 
during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

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Many men do seek help prior to suicide, but are services adequately designed to assess men’s needs?

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Cara Richardson summarises a qualitative photovoice study, which finds that some men who died by suicide did seek help before their death, but the help given was often ineffective.

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Reducing loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities: new insights on interventions

Hannah Cocker and Ross Nedoma summarise a recent review which explores loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities.

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