The enforced use of cameras in patients’ bedrooms may not reduce the incidence of self-harm
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by John Baker
2w ago
John Baker looks at a recent study of the Oxevision system, which claims that their 'vision-based patient monitoring' reduces self-harm on acute mental health wards. The post The enforced use of cameras in patients’ bedrooms may not reduce the incidence of self-harm appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Rising temperatures and poor mental health: new review explores suicidal behaviour and mental health hospital attendance or admission
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by Jingni Ma
3w ago
Jingni Ma considers a systematic review exploring the impact of rising temperatures and poor mental health, which suggests links to suicide, mental health hospital attendance and hospitalisation, and worse psychological outcomes. The post Rising temperatures and poor mental health: new review explores suicidal behaviour and mental health hospital attendance or admission appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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From mother to child: the role of racism and trauma in the intergenerational transmission of depression
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by Lisa Lloyd
1M ago
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. The post From mother to child: the role of racism and trauma in the intergenerational transmission of depression appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Anti-inflammatory treatments for youth depression: promising but not yet implementable
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by Céline Wessa
1M ago
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. The post Anti-inflammatory treatments for youth depression: promising but not yet implementable appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Previously institutionalised adoptees’ continued support needs in young adulthood: new perspectives on becoming a parent
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by Melanie Palmer
1M ago
Melanie Palmer and Anna Wyatt report on two qualitative studies with English and Romania Adoptees (ERA) families exploring different support needs of young adult adoptees from adulthood to parenthood. Today's blog features an accompanying podcast featuring Mark Kennedy, Sarah Johal and Matt Woolgar discussing these latest findings from the ERA study. The post Previously institutionalised adoptees’ continued support needs in young adulthood: new perspectives on becoming a parent appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Doctors working in paediatrics and anaesthetics at higher risk of suicidality, according to Australian survey
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by Olga Lainidi
1M ago
Olga Lainidi summarises a secondary cross-sectional analysis of survey data from Australian consultant doctors that explored associations between different medical specialities and the occurrence of common mental disorders and suicidal ideation. The post Doctors working in paediatrics and anaesthetics at higher risk of suicidality, according to Australian survey appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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The economic cost of OCD in the UK: who pays?
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by Christopher Sampson
1M ago
Chris Sampson evaluates a cost-of-illness analysis on the economic burden of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the UK. The post The economic cost of OCD in the UK: who pays? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Just how good are antipsychotics at preventing relapse? Bridging the efficacy-effectiveness gap
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by Samei Huda
1M ago
Samei Huda summarises a new network meta-analysis in the Lancet Psychiatry on the efficacy and effectiveness of antipsychotics for schizophrenia in research settings, such as randomised controlled trials, versus real-world and clinical settings. The post Just how good are antipsychotics at preventing relapse? Bridging the efficacy-effectiveness gap appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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LGBTQ+ wellbeing inequalities in early to middle adolescence
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by Filip Kaleta
1M ago
In his debut blog, Filip Kaleta summarises findings from the #BeeWell study, which explored inequalities in adolescent wellbeing based on gender and sexual identity. The post LGBTQ+ wellbeing inequalities in early to middle adolescence appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Opening ward doors doesn’t make staff any more coercive
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by John Baker
1M ago
John Baker summarises a new Norwegian trial published last week, which compares an open-door policy to treatment-as-usual in urban psychiatric inpatient wards. The post Opening ward doors doesn’t make staff any more coercive appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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