Supporting the supporters: peer support in early intervention in psychosis

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In her debut blog, Natalie Kashirsky explores a qualitative study finding valuable mechanisms of peer support in early intervention in psychosis services.

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Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

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Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.

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Barriers to citizenship for people living with mental health problems

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In their debut blog, Nagina Khan and Subodh Dave review a qualitative paper exploring the barriers to citizenship that people with mental health problems face.

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Supporting frontline health and social care workers during COVID-19: experiences of mental health professionals

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Laura Culshaw reviews a recent qualitative study on the experiences of mental health professionals supporting frontline health and social care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Complex trauma and complex problems: evidence from a cohort study

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Oluwaseun Oluwaranti reviews a cohort study which finds that participants exposed to complex trauma had more severe mental health problems and poorer cognitive function at 18 years of age.

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“Tell Me Your Story”: using Narrative Exposure Therapy to help youth with PTSD

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Will Koehler explores a case study which provides very early evidence that adapted narrative exposure therapy may be helpful in treating PTSD in adolescents.

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Life after injury: physical, psychological and social impact

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Dafni Katsampa explores a qualitative study carried out by researchers in the Netherlands, which finds that experiencing an injury from a traumatic event like a serious road traffic accident, can impact on physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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Mental health difficulties commonly reported by ICU staff during the pandemic

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Nada Seif reviews a recent survey study on self-reported mental health problems in ICU staff working during the UK 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

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Facial trauma in motorcyclists and helmet use

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This review of whether helmet use and the type of helmet reduce facial fractures in motorcycle accidents included • 26 cross-sectional studies involving 68,594 patients. The findings suggest fewer upper and mid-face fracture in helment wearers.

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