Intimate partner violence, suicide and self-harm: uncovering the links

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Piumee Bandara summarises a cross-sectional study which finds that people who had experienced lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) were almost three times more likely to have made a suicide attempt in the past year, compared to people without experience of IPV.

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The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health #IPVmentalhealth

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Rachel Milligan summarises the recently published Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health, which establishes a roadmap for strengthening responses across mental health services, research, and policy.

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Changing the game: how virtual reality treatment can help people with psychotic disorders get back into the world

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Imogen Bell summarises the gameChangeVR trial of virtual reality for agoraphobic avoidance and distress in patients with psychosis.

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The global burden of disease from mental disorders remains high

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Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises the latest Global Burden of Disease study (2019) looking at the prevalence, incidence and impact that mental disorders have on our lives, which shows no reduction in the burden over the last 30 years.

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At-risk gambling and gambling disorder: where are we now and where are we going?

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José M Menchon and Susana Jimenez Murcia review a recent paper discussing gambling disorder in the UK, key research priorities and the urgent need for independent research funding.

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Persistent anxiety disorders: who is most at risk?

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Tessa Reardon summarises a systematic review, which reports on the specific clinical and psychological factors that predict persistent anxiety disorders.

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Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: the impact on low and middle income countries

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Anusha Ramji examines a recent review which looks at the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic on different low- and middle-income countries.

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Choosing between antipsychotics to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women with schizophrenia

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Peter Knapp and Suzy Ker review a recent study from Finland, which suggests that women with schizophrenia who take prolactin-increasing antipsychotics for at least five years, have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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Mapping the links between leisure activities and health outcomes: the Multilevel Leisure Mechanism Framework

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Alice Potter summarises a narrative review and multi-level theoretical framework of mechanisms of action on how leisure activities affect health.

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The benefits and harms of antidepressants for youth depression and anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Mark Horowitz and Joanna Moncrieff consider a new #ActiveIngredientsMH review published today in The Lancet Psychiatry, which looks at the knowns and unknowns of antidepressant treatment in young people with depression and anxiety: efficacy, predictors, and mechanisms of action.

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