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Results of the SCIMITAR+ trial led by Simon Gilbody have shown that people with severe mental illness are twice as likely to quit smoking when offered support.
The full study results can be read here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30047-1/fulltext
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Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis along with collaborators have recently published the following:
'Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in outpatients with anxiety and depressive disorders and their association with psychiatric and somatic comorbidity and revictimization. Cross-sectional observational study' in the Journal of Affective Disorders (PDF , 368kb).
Jerome Wright and Limbika Maliwichi-Senganimalunje (University of Malawi) have published an article entitled 'Pluralism and Practicality: Village health workers’ responses to contested meanings of mental illness in Southern Malawi' in which they explore how personal, social and cultural influences inform causative attributions for mental health problems and people's help-seeking decisions. Findings emphasise the need for mental health task-shifting interventions to work with communities to discern authentic and practical responses to mental distress.
This research-ready cohort makes it easier for clinicians, researchers and people who use mental health services to get involved in research. Link to project page
E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a new clinical trial. Read more
Taking part in regular physical activity is linked to a more positive outlook on general health in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new report. Read more
The University of York has secured £1.2m funding to form an innovative mental health network which will focus on improving physical health and reducing health inequalities for people with severe mental illness. Read more