Is brief text messaging effective to reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm?
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by Amelia Mullett
3d ago
Amelia Mullett summarises an Australian RCT on the efficacy of a short message service brief contact intervention (SMS-SOS) in reducing repetition of hospital-treated self-harm. The post Is brief text messaging effective to reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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How can we make children and young people’s mental health care more evidence-based?
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by Robyn Bosworth
3d ago
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. The post How can we make children and young people’s mental health care more evidence-based? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Mental illness is linked to being a victim and/or perpetrator of violence: time to face up to some inconvenient truths?
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by Anabelle Paulino
5d ago
Anabelle Paulino and Maya Ogonah summarise a recent Danish longitudinal study on the risk of violent victimisation and perpetration following the onset of mental illness. The post Mental illness is linked to being a victim and/or perpetrator of violence: time to face up to some inconvenient truths? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Shorter sleep and depression: what role do our genes play?
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by Nicholas Donnelly
1w ago
Nick Donnelly discusses how one's genetic predisposition to shorter sleep is associated with the onset of depression in older adults. The post Shorter sleep and depression: what role do our genes play? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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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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by Matthias Schwannauer
1w ago
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. The post What’s BESST for young people? Efficacy of CBT-informed workshops for stress management in older adolescents appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Are psychological interventions effective in preventing relapse and recurrence in depression?
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by Andrea Cipriani
1w ago
Andrea Cipriani is back, this time writing with Rosario Aronica to summarise an individual patient data meta-analysis on the use of psychological interventions for preventing relapse in depression. The post Are psychological interventions effective in preventing relapse and recurrence in depression? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Cats and autistic people: scoping out the purrfect pair?
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by Lily Zhang
2w ago
KCL Masters student Lily Zhang considers a scoping review on the positive impacts of cat ownership in autistic adults and children, which helps to carve out a path for further research in this field. The post Cats and autistic people: scoping out the purrfect pair? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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“Let me see a therapist”: mental health support for asylum seekers and refugees
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by Daniella Mousicos
2w ago
KCL Masters student Daniella Mousicos summarises a qualitative study exploring whether asylum seekers and refugees are provided with appropriate mental health support in Brighton and Hove. The post “Let me see a therapist”: mental health support for asylum seekers and refugees appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Watch yourself! Investigating the efficacy of remotely delivered video feedback in Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder (CT-SAD)
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by Katherine Jolly
2w ago
KCL Masters student Katherine Jolly considers a study on internet-delivered compared to face-to-face video feedback to update negative self-perceptions in iCBT for social anxiety disorder. The post Watch yourself! Investigating the efficacy of remotely delivered video feedback in Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder (CT-SAD) appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Mental healthcare for ethnic minority groups: a call for substantial change
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by Xinxin Qiu
2w ago
KCL Masters student Xinxin Qiu discusses a recent study about improving mental healthcare access and experiences for ethnically minoritised people in the UK. The post Mental healthcare for ethnic minority groups: a call for substantial change appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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