Two fascinating recent studies have highlighted the links between the experience of bullying and later mental and physical health problems.
The latest was press released this morning, and can be read here Arsenault paper.
Children with ADHD ‘learn better when fidgeting’ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/292671.php
This open access review http://m.adc.bmj.com/content/100/4/308.full looks at trials of mental health intervention for children in physical illness.
Physical illness is, as PMHA members will know, a risk factor for mental health problems, with around 20% having diagnosable conditions, and many more suffering broader mental health problems.
The trouble is that there are almost no trials done in physical illness. In part this is understandable- liaison mental health services are small and under-resourced, the population is highly variable, and the symptoms are affected by complex factors which discourage the application of a single treatment modality.
However there are good reasons, precisely because of this complexity, for thinking that treatment may need to be adapted to this group. Without more trials, though, we will never know.
Important data that shows that a computer-aided diagnosis is good for the mechanical aspects of care, but says nothing about the experience of care or outcomes. Jury very much out
Good analysis of ASD sibling risk work from Denmark. 7% seems very low from my experience, though…..
This is a snappy, and clear, introduction into our flawed thinking most of the time. Ignore nonsense about oxytocin, though.
Nice short piece looking at this most affecting of questions