Ian Cummins reviews a Danish population-based cohort study, which finds that all mental health disorders were associated with shorter working life.[read the full story...]
An INTREPID journey into the epidemiological landscape of psychosis in the Global South
Shuichi Suetani and Jon Paul Teo discuss the International Research Program on Psychotic Disorders in Diverse Settings (INTREPID II) study, which investigates the epidemiology of untreated psychoses in 3 diverse settings in the Global South.[read the full story...]
Mental disorder and homicide: are rates and sentencing patterns changing?
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.[read the full story...]
Do different groups of people with schizophrenia respond differently to different antipsychotics?
Murtada Alsaif considers a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Lancet Psychiatry exploring the response of different subgroups of patients with schizophrenia to different antipsychotic drugs.[read the full story...]
Ask about alcohol use in adults affected by divorce, bereavement or illness
Sally Adams considers a recent Finnish longitudinal study, which examines heavy alcohol consumption before and after negative life events in late mid-life.[read the full story...]
A human rights approach to integrating HIV and substance misuse services
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a recent paper on integrating HIV and substance misuse services, which draws on a person-centred approach that is grounded in human rights.[read the full story...]
Temptation can be strong: how can we resist alcohol?
Ian Hamilton summarises a survey of British people, which focuses on the self-reported strategies we use to cut down drinking, reduce alcohol consumption, and usual drinking frequency.[read the full story...]
Cannabis use in college: genetic predispositions less influential than social environment
Sally Turner reviews a recent study exploring cannabis use in college, which provides useful evidence relating to how universities could promote a sense of community, belonging and support to students who use cannabis.[read the full story...]
#SmokingAndMentalHealth conversations: NIHR 3 schools webinar
SmokingAndMentalHealth – Carolyn Chew-Graham summarises the conversations that took place at the Smoking and Mental Health webinar on 28th September 2022.[read the full story...]
Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps
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.[read the full story...]