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PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim is to summarize recent evidence from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines and high-quality systematic reviews for the use of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat children and adolescents with mental health problems. RECENT FINDINGS Data from meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials(More)
BACKGROUND Questions concerning the safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of depression in children led us to compare and contrast published and unpublished data on the risks and benefits of these drugs. METHODS We did a meta-analysis of data from randomised controlled trials that evaluated an SSRI versus placebo in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether any psychological, pharmacological, or nutritional interventions can prevent or delay transition to psychotic disorders for people at high risk. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Embase, Medline, PreMedline, PsycINFO, and CENTRAL were searched to November 2011 without restriction to publication(More)
BACKGROUND Early intervention services for psychosis aim to detect emergent symptoms, reduce the duration of untreated psychosis, and improve access to effective treatments. AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of early intervention services, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and family intervention in early psychosis. METHOD Systematic review and(More)
The widespread availability of the Internet and mobile-device applications (apps) is changing the treatment of mental health problems. The aim of the present study was to review the research on the effectiveness of e-therapy for eating disorders, using the methodology employed by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Electronic(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that social workers experience high levels of stress and burnout but most remain committed to their work. AIMS To examine the prevalence of stress and burnout, and job satisfaction among mental health social workers (MHSWs) and the factors responsible for this. METHOD A postal survey incorporating the General Health(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article summarizes recent developments in the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and atypical antidepressants to treat children and adolescents with depression at a time when their use in this context has generated considerable controversy and confusion for clinicians, patients and their families. Recent reports and(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about whether peer support improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness. METHOD A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. Cochrane CENTRAL Register, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched to July 2013 without restriction by publication status. Randomised trials of non-residential peer support(More)