Paul Heron from the Closing the Gap Network writes his debut blog about a 20‐year cohort study of physical morbidity and mortality in relationship to antipsychotic treatment in a huge group of people with schizophrenia in Finland.[read the full story...]
Jon Bisson summarises an expert review written by Richard Bryant on post-traumatic stress disorder, which covers the current definitions of PTSD, its known prevalence and risk factors, the main models to explain the disorder, and evidence-supported treatments.
Readers who want to know more should follow the live coverage of the 35th annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference, taking place in Boston this week. The Twitter hashtag is #ISTSS2019.[read the full story...]
Victoria Betton summarises and considers a recent opinion piece by John Torous and colleagues that heads towards a consensus around standards for mental health apps and digital mental health.[read the full story...]
Andy Bell from Centre for Mental Health writes his debut elf blog on a systematic review of income inequality and depression, which explores the associations between the two, but also the likely causes of these associations.[read the full story...]
Elwira Lubos summarises a recent review of reviews looking at the evidence for improving outcomes in first-episode psychosis.[read the full story...]
Michelle Eskinazi and Clara Belessiotis write their debut elf blog on a recent meta-analysis of smartphone‐based mental health interventions for depression, which concludes that there is a possibly promising role for apps in the prevention and treatment of sub-clinical, mild and moderate depressive symptoms.[read the full story...]
Ian Hamilton reports on an analysis of data from the World Mental Health Surveys, which estimates treatment coverage for people with substance use disorders.[read the full story...]