How important is understanding perfectionism for reducing depression and anxiety? #BABCP2022

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Alice Potter considers a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies on the link between anxiety, depression, and perfectionism in young people, and the implications for treatment.

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Therapeutic alliance and goal setting in youth mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Jenna Jacob and Jermaine Dambi summarise a recent study which looks at therapeutic alliance in remote versus in-person settings.

They also present initial findings from their two active ingredients reviews which explore working alliance, collaborative goal setting and tracking for young people with depression or anxiety.

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The experiences of young LGBTQ+ people self-managing their mental health

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Natalie Kashirsky critiques a recent qualitative study which looks at LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health.

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Do experiences of loneliness differ across the lifespan?

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Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld and Alison Osborne review a nationally representative US survey which finds that loneliness affects people of all ages; particularly young adults, people in middle age, and also very old age.

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Harm reduction for young people who self-harm: “a double-edged sword”

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Rachel Rowan Olive thinks through a recent qualitative study about young peoples’ perspectives on the role of harm reduction techniques in the management of their self-harm.

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Psychotherapy for depression across different age groups

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David Hallford summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of psychotherapy for depression across the lifespan.

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What do teachers need to support student mental health?

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Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.

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Adolescent cannabis use and risk of depression and suicide

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Benjamin Janaway blogs about a major data analysis that links adolescent cannabis use with increased risk of depression and suicide. He considers the opportunities for early recognition of cannabis use and public intervention.

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Psychosis during ADHD treatment with methylphenidate or amphetamines

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Samuele Cortese reports on a recent study of 13-25 year old people with ADHD, which looks at the comparative risk of psychosis during treatment with methylphenidate and amphetamines.

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Digital self-management of schizophrenia: the MindFrame app

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Muna Dubad explores a Danish qualitative analysis of young adults’ perspectives of a smartphone app (MindFrame), which is designed for people recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, to empower them to self-manage their condition.

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