Improving diversity in research: Learning from the perspectives of minority communities in the UK
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by Nagina Khan
2d ago
Nagina Khan and Nina Higson-Sweeney summarise the qualitative findings from the REPRESENT study, which explored the experiences and attitudes of minority groups in the East Midlands towards health and social care research. The post Improving diversity in research: Learning from the perspectives of minority communities in the UK appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Functional alternatives to alcohol: desirable effects, but without the harm?
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by Matt Field
5d ago
Matt Field summarises a review led by David Nutt, which presents our current knowledge of how alcohol mediates its effects in the brain, and how we can exploit this knowledge to develop functional safe alternatives to alcohol. The post Functional alternatives to alcohol: desirable effects, but without the harm? 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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Community perinatal teams associated with more mental health service access and fewer postnatal relapses
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by Roxanne Keynejad
1w ago
Roxanne Keynejad summarises the ESMI-II study on community perinatal mental health teams and mental health, obstetric and neonatal outcomes in pregnant women. The post Community perinatal teams associated with more mental health service access and fewer postnatal relapses appeared first on National Elf Service ..read more
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Is brief text messaging effective to reduce repeat hospital-treated self-harm?
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by Amelia Mullett
3w 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
3w 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
3w 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
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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