Increased odds of bullying victimisation and perpetration in adolescents with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions

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Filip Marzecki summarises a large-scale systematic review and meta-analysis investigating prevalence and odds of bullying involvement in young people with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Traumatic stress in Palestinian children and young people in the Gaza Strip

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Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Hayley Gains summarise a scoping review exploring the impact of war on Palestinian children and young people residing in the Gaza Strip.

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Are crisis responses for children and young people effective?

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Beth Cumber summarises the CAMH‐Crisis project – a large systematic review exploring crisis response interventions for children and young people, with a focus on effectiveness, lived experiences and service organisation.

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Enhancing mental health care for autistic individuals: bridging gaps and breaking barriers

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Today Ruby Jarvis presents two new reviews from the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which summarise the adjustments that clinicians can make to improve mental health care for autistic children, young people and adults.

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How can we make children and young people’s mental health care more evidence-based?

Although an interesting addition to research, the study has left some concerns and questions regarding validity.

In her debut blog, Robyn Bosworth summarises a systematic review investigating the barriers and facilitators of implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services for children and young people.

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What’s BESST for young people? Efficacy of CBT-informed workshops for stress management in older adolescents

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Matthias Schwannauer explores the BESST cluster randomised controlled trial, which is out today in The Lancet Psychiatry. BESST stands for Brief Educational Workshops in Secondary Schools Trial.

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Interpretation bias modification training for youth loneliness: feasible and acceptable for university students

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Lauren Turner summarises a feasibility trial which finds that interpretation bias modification training is acceptable for helping with loneliness in university students.

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From mother to child: the role of racism and trauma in the intergenerational transmission of depression

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Lisa Lloyd and Krupa Sheth summarise a study investigating the role of racism and trauma on the intergenerational transmission of depression between Black mothers and their children.

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Anti-inflammatory treatments for youth depression: promising but not yet implementable

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Céline Wessa reports on a recent systematic review of pharmacological anti-inflammatory treatment in children and adolescents with depressive symptoms, which has some promising results.

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The economic cost of OCD in the UK: who pays?

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Chris Sampson evaluates a cost-of-illness analysis on the economic burden of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the UK.

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