Hearing voices: experiences of children and young people #CAMHScampfire

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Hearing voices is common in young people. In this #CAMHScampfire blog, Douglas Badenoch looks at a new qualitative study of the experiences of people aged 13-18 who hear voices but who do not have any clinical diagnosis.

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A matter of trust: helping adolescents open up about their trauma

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Will Koehler summarises a ‘netnographic’ study which provides a clarion call to those working within trauma-treatment systems to examine their practices with young people from a multi-system perspective.

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Are clinicians’ attitudes to technology stopping children and adolescents from accessing mental health care?

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In her debut blog, Lindsay Dewa explores a mixed-methods survey, which found that clinicians’ attitudes to technology may stop young people from accessing mental health care.

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Parental involvement in CBT for anxiety disorders: a help or a hindrance?

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Lucy Purnell summarises a recent systematic review which finds little support for parental involvement in cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent anxiety disorders.

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Psychological decentering: seeing the bigger picture #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Marc Bennett appraises a recent meta analysis on regulating emotion through distancing, and goes on to present his own Wellcome Trust funded research on psychological decentering to prevent and treat anxiety or depression in young people.

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Can we predict how people will adjust after victimisation? Progress towards an individualised risk calculator for psychopathology

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In her debut blog, Jessica Armitage reviews a recent cohort study, which suggests that it may be possible to predict risk of psychopathology in victimised children.

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Social media use and depression in adolescence: what we (don’t) know so far

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Marcus Tan summarises a recent scoping review which brings together research papers examining social media use and depression in adolescence.

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Can reducing loneliness help to alleviate or prevent anxiety or depression in young people? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Anton Käll summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness training to reduce loneliness and increase social contact.

Ellie Pearce then shares her recent Wellcome Trust funded #ActiveIngredientsMH review, which looked into reducing loneliness as a potential active ingredient in both alleviating and preventing anxiety and depression in young people.

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Probiotics and prebiotics for youth anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Kathrin Cohen Kadosh appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on better gut microbiome and how increasing levels of probiotics and prebiotics may help prevent and treat anxiety in young people.

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Behavioural activation for depression and anxiety in young people #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Kanika Malik appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on behavioural activation for youth mental health problems.

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