Opiate substitution therapy: supervised-consumption vs take-home doses

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Vicky Carlisle publishes her debut elf blog on a Cochrane review of supervised dosing with long-acting opioid medication in the management of opioid dependence.

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Befriending interventions: are they effective?

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#UCLJournalClub students appraise a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of befriending interventions for people with a variety of health conditions including mental illness.

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Antipsychotic combinations for schizophrenia: safe and effective?

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Elena Marcus presents the findings of an updated Cochrane review on antipsychotic combinations for schizophrenia.

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Over 1 in 10 women have depression during pregnancy or postnatally #HopeNov20

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Emma Molyneaux writes her debut blog about a recent systematic review and meta-regression of the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression.

We are covering the #HopeNov20 event today at parliament to raise awareness of mental health conditions during pregnancy and beyond. Search Twitter for #HopeNov20 from 1-6pm to follow the conversation.

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“Treat me with respect”. What happens before, during and after coercion?

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John Baker takes a look at a recent systematic review and thematic analysis, which explores psychiatric patients’ reported perceptions of the situations associated with the process of coercion.

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Anorexia nervosa: relapse, remission and recovery

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Sarah McDonald asks: What happens after treatment? She summarises a recent systematic review of relapse, remission, and recovery in anorexia nervosa.

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Serious games for mental health: you cannot be serious!

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Sasha Danilina is encouraged by the results of the first systematic review with meta-analysis of serious games for mental health, which asks: are they accessible, feasible and effective?

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Preventing anxiety disorders in young people at risk

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Belinda Platt reports on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the prevention of anxiety disorders in at-risk children and adolescents.

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Antipsychotics for acute treatment of first episode schizophrenia

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Elwira Lubos writes her debut blog on a recent systematic review with pairwise and network meta-analyses, looking at antipsychotic drugs for the acute treatment of patients with first episode schizophrenia.

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