Antidepressants: what is the Smallest Worthwhile Difference?
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by Linda Gask
13h ago
Linda Gask summarises findings from a cross-sectional online survey that investigated the Smallest Worthwhile Difference necessary for individuals with depression to consider taking antidepressants. The post Antidepressants: what is the Smallest Worthwhile Difference? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Cannabis use disorder associated with increased risk of both psychotic and nonpsychotic unipolar depression and bipolar disorder
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by Jack Wilson
4d ago
Jack Wilson critiques a recent Danish longitudinal study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which suggests that cannabis use disorder is independently associated with bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. The post Cannabis use disorder associated with increased risk of both psychotic and nonpsychotic unipolar depression and bipolar disorder appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Inflammation and depression: new insights into sex differences in adolescents
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by Sophie Fairweather
1w ago
Sophie Fairweather explores a recent paper which suggests that the inflammatory cytokines IL-2 and IL-6 are associated with both the risk of developing depression, and with depression severity, although this relationship is modified by sex. The post Inflammation and depression: new insights into sex differences in adolescents 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
1M 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
1M 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
1M 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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How do Black and South Asian women experience perinatal mental health services?
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by Madeline Katta-Worae
1M ago
KCL Masters student Madeline Katta-Worae considers a UK qualitative study of perinatal mental health services, which explores the experiences of ethnically minoritised women. The post How do Black and South Asian women experience perinatal mental health services? appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Keep on movin’… Even small doses of physical activity can lower our risk of depression
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by Elli Kypraiou
1M ago
Elli Kypraiou considers a systematic review published in JAMA Psychiatry, which suggests that relatively small doses of physical activity were associated with substantially lower risks of depression. The post Keep on movin’… Even small doses of physical activity can lower our risk of depression appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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(Brain) sex matters
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by Paris Lalousis
1M ago
Paris Lalousis reviews a recent study that looks into the differences in brain connectivity between males and females, which suggests a potential sex-based divergence in the neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. The post (Brain) sex matters 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
2M 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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