Telemental health: mega-blog on remote mental health care during the pandemic

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In her debut blog, Philippa Clery presents the findings of three studies from the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which explore the acceptability and efficacy of telemental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To stay on antipsychotics or not to stay on antipsychotics? A longstanding question with an update

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Joe Pierre considers a recent network meta-analysis on continuing, reducing, switching, or stopping antipsychotics in individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders who are clinically stable.

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How do prelingually deaf people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations?

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Charlotte Huggett and Sophie Paul explore an important review looking at the content and modality of hallucinations in prelingually deaf people with schizophrenia.

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Apps to support the mental health of young people: flashy and available versus evidence-based and hidden?

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Belinda Platt highlights a new review of mental health apps for young people, which finds there are many apps which seem appealing to young people but have no evidence-base, but only a handful of apps with a sound evidence-base which are available to young people.

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Do school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes work?

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Ariadna Albajara Saenz blogs a systematic review that suggests school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes are likely to have a significant public health impact when implemented on a large scale.

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First-responders lack training on how to support people in mental health crisis

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Amelia Talbot summarises a new qualitative systematic review exploring first responders’ experiences of providing support to people during a mental health crisis.

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Body weight and perinatal depression: what’s the link?

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In her debut blog, Sarah Nicholson summarises a systematic review of pre-pregnancy BMI and the risk of antenatal and postnatal depression.

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Psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment efficacy for comorbid BPD and PTSD

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Natalie Kashirsky summarises a systematic review on optimising treatment for comorbid BPD (borderline personality disorder) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

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Do therapist factors have an impact on PTSD outcomes in children and adolescents?

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In his debut blog, Sam Thompson explores a paper that looks into the associations between therapist factors and treatment efficacy in randomised controlled trials of trauma‐focused CBT for children and youth with PTSD.

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What are the barriers and facilitators affecting engagement with digital mental health interventions?

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Theo Kyriacou and Andie Ashdown blog about a systematic review that explores the barriers and facilitators to engagement with digital mental health interventions, which has some interesting findings for app developers and researchers.

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