Francesca Bentivegna summarises a trial which looks at how aerobic exercise can help students with major depression by examining reward and cognitive control as predictors and treatment targets.[read the full story...]
iCBT for depression: reflections from university students
Sharon Eager summarises a qualitative study conducted with university students in South Africa who identify the pros and cons of iCBT for depression.[read the full story...]
Contemplating compassion in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh
Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. In this blog he explores the role that compassion has to play in the future of mental health research.[read the full story...]
Unique multiracial identities may serve as a protective or risk factor for eating disorders
Andie Ashdown blogs about a US survey study which finds that some multiracial identities may serve as a protective factor against eating disorder psychopathology, whereas other multiracial identities may point to an increased risk.[read the full story...]
The 4M model for promoting student mental health: mindfulness, movement, meaning and moderator-based interventions
In her debut blog, Snigdha Dutta explores the 4M model for promoting university student mental health, explored by a recent systematic review which suggests that a combination of mindfulness, movement, meaning, and moderator-based interventions may help.[read the full story...]
Plagiarism in dentistry
In this blog Manas Dave looks at a systematic review examining plagiarism in dentistry. Twenty nine studies produced 23 datasets for assessment with the authors concluding that some level of plagiarism was unavoidable but needs to be managed by open discussion.[read the full story...]
Digital CBT for eating disorders: a realistic way to bridge the treatment gap?
Georgie Parker reviews a US cluster randomised controlled trial which finds that digital CBT is effective at reducing eating disorder symptoms in female college students.[read the full story...]
Eating disorder symptoms and suicidality: is there a significant association within the student population?
In his debut blog, Jack Wainwright explores a study that finds an association between eating disorders and suicidality in US college students.[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...]
Stress and mental wellbeing among PhD students: what are the predictors and how can we help?
Tayla McCloud reviews a recent paper which finds that imposter syndrome might be at the heart of both poor wellbeing and high stress levels in PhD students.[read the full story...]