Compulsory Community Treatment does not reduce readmissions or length of stay in hospital

artyom-kulikov-201848-unsplash

John Baker explores a systematic review of compulsory community treatment to reduce readmission to hospital and increase engagement with community care in people with mental illness.

[read the full story...]

Medication for ADHD: what works for adults, adolescents and children

guilian-fremaux-1281811-unsplash

Dean Connolly is impressed by a recent systematic review and network meta-analysis, which compares the efficacy and tolerability of medication for ADHD in children, young people and adults.

[read the full story...]

Digital interventions for psychosis or bipolar disorder: we don’t know very much at all

bogdan-glisik-780672-unsplash

Mark Brown mulls over a new systematic review on factors affecting the implementation of digital health interventions for people with psychosis or bipolar disorder, and their family and friends.

[read the full story...]

Preventive cognitive therapy when continuing or tapering off antidepressants

thomas-jorn-461490-unsplash

Linda Gask is encouraged by the findings of a new high quality RCT (the DRD study), which compares preventive cognitive therapy while tapering antidepressants versus maintenance antidepressant treatment versus their combination in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence.

[read the full story...]

Top 10 research questions for digital mental health #DigitalMHQ

top-95717_1920

John Torous, Editor of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, considers the top 10 digital mental health research questions that are announced today by the NIHR Mindtech James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on Digital Mental Health.

[read the full story...]

Low dose Amisulpride for very late onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: the ATLAS study

kiwihug-393309-unsplash

Elwira Lubos summarises the recent ATLAS RCT of antipsychotic treatment for very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis, which provides evidence for the effectiveness of a very low dose of Amisulpride (100 mg).

[read the full story...]

Mental health diagnosis: views and experiences of service users and clinicians

ahmed-zayan-586246-unsplash

Vanessa Pinfold and Jennie Parker from the McPin Foundation explore a recent systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives on mental health diagnosis.

[read the full story...]

Traumatic brain injury increases the long-term risk of dementia #DAW18

american-football-1416221_1280

Eleanor Kennedy summarises a Danish observational cohort study, which looks at the long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury.

[read the full story...]

Family therapy for adolescent self-harm: SHIFT trial says it doesn’t reduce hospital visits and isn’t cost-effective

guillermo-sanchez-630049-unsplash

Udita Iyengar and Dennis Ougrin consider the findings of the SHIFT trial, which explored the effectiveness of systemic family therapy versus treatment as usual for young people after self-harm.

[read the full story...]

Preventing mental health problems: what can we do?

michelangelo-71282_1280

Josefien Breedvelt explores a brand new review looking at preventive strategies for mental health problems, published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry.

[read the full story...]