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New evidence this month from World Mental Health Day and National Schizophrenia Week, plus blogs on cyberbullying, alcohol minimum unit pricing, and suicide clusters.

Second National Audit of Schizophrenia is published
9th October 2014
Second National Audit of Schizophrenia highlights lack of progress for service users and carers 

André Tomlin summarises the second National Audit of Schizophrenia, which highlights that many people with schizophrenia are still not getting the high quality psychological and medical treatment they deserve.
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Popular blogs this month
14th October 2014
Cyberbullying and mental health in young people 

Elly O'Brien highlights a recent US survey of adolescents, which investigates the relationship between cyberbullying, mental health and substance use problems, and the moderating role of family dinners.
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3rd October 2014
Alcohol minimum unit pricing: time to take action? 

Olivia Maynard summarises a new BMJ modelling study on the potential benefits of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol versus a ban on below cost selling (BBCS). The research concludes
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23rd September 2014
Is suicide contagious? Definition and epidemiology of suicide clusters 

Mark Smith covers a recent narrative synthesis of research looking at the definition and epidemiology of suicide clusters.
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Don't miss these other posts
 
22nd October 2014 

Long duration of untreated psychosis is associated with a range of poor outcomes 
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21st October 2014 

Mental health anti-stigma programs are (broadly) successful 
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20th October 2014 

Smoking cessation in the emergency setting 
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17th October 2014 

Antidepressants for depression in pregnancy: new systematic review says the jury’s still out 
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16th October 2014 

Tricyclic antidepressants for ADHD in children and adolescents: Cochrane review finds no evidence to support prescribing 
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15th October 2014 

Medication in advanced dementia: how can we judge what is appropriate? 
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13th October 2014 

Reducing benzodiazepine prescribing in primary care 
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10th October 2014 

Efficacy of high vs. low-potency first-generation antipsychotics for schizophrenia 
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9th October 2014 

Lost in anxiety: treatment-resistant anxiety in older people 
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8th October 2014 

Benzodiazepines linked to dementia risk: cause for concern or lacking causality? 
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7th October 2014 

Are treatments for bipolar disorder cost-effective? 
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6th October 2014 

Schizophrenia and osteoporosis: sticks and stones may break my bones… 
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2nd October 2014 

E-cigarettes and youth: are e-cigs encouraging more use of conventional cigarettes? 
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1st October 2014 

Prison Officers as frontline mental health staff? Results of a prison-based ethnography 
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30th September 2014 

Cytisine and varenicline for smoking cessation 
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29th September 2014 

Eating disorders: mapping the (lack of) evidence 
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26th September 2014 

Are autism and ADHD associated with antidepressants or maternal depression? The debate continues… 
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25th September 2014 

How do we make a diagnosis? Screening tools for anxiety disorders 
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24th September 2014 

Family-based CBT for early childhood OCD: efficient for white, non-minority, upper middle-class children 
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22nd September 2014 

CBT in primary care is cost-effective for treatment-resistant depression 
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19th September 2014 

Exercise for the prevention and treatment of antenatal depression 
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18th September 2014 

Helping young people with psychosis return to work: early intervention services need to do more 
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17th September 2014 

Bipolar disorder and leadership: evidence from a total population study 
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