Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help

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Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.

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What’s the relationship between adolescent depression and adult depression?

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Katie Finning writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review which looks at adult mental health outcomes of adolescent depression; including depression, anxiety and suicidality in adults.

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Youth suicide prevention research needs a shake-up: lives depend on it

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Pooky Knightsmith appraises a systematic review and meta-analysis entitled: “What Works in Youth Suicide Prevention?”. She is disappointed that the review does not answer the question it sets, but sees this as a call to action for better quality research to help save lives.

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Integrated Motivational Volitional model of suicidal behaviour #WSPD18

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Today Alexandra Pitman and Lisa Marzano help us understand the IMV model of suicidal behaviour; a comprehensive theoretical model of suicidal behaviour, which has recently been updated by Professor Rory O’Connor of the Glasgow University Suicide Research Laboratory.

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Asking about suicide does not cause harm, in fact it may help

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Pooky Knightsmith considers the benefits and risks of asking research participants about suicide in this important blog, which summarises a recent meta-analysis on the impact of exposure to suicide-related content.

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Suicide risk following childhood interpersonal violence

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Katrina Witt considers the findings of a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood, and the impact that it may have on risk of suicide in young people.

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The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments #SeeingFurther

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Ioana Cristea highlights some of the key ideas from the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on psychological treatments research in tomorrow’s science. She also raises a number of objections to the 50-page report, which we hope will generate some much needed discussion on this topic.

Look out for our #SeeingFurther podcast with the authors of the Commission and a Twitter chat at 12:30pm GMT on Monday 19th March.

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Suicide-related internet searches following the release of 13 Reasons Why

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Angharad de Cates, Alys Cole-King and Stan Kutcher explore a quasi-experimental examination of internet search results, which suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.

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Does cannabis influence depression?

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Rob Allison and Ian Hamilton summarise a recent retrospective twin cohort study that explores the links between cannabis use and depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

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Bariatric surgery can help improve depression, says new meta-analysis

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Emily Stapley reports on a new JAMA meta-analysis, which finds that mental illnesses such as depression and binge eating disorder are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery.

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