do we need specific inteventions for attachment problems? We still don’t know

Parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems

This is a good, thoughtful blog about attachment problems, but it’s unclear what work the category of ‘attachment problems’ is doing here, as parenting seems to have the same impact on this group as on other children.

As the review asks: do we need to develop interventions that specifically address attachment problems, or are the established interventions enough?

Needs and fears of young people presenting at accident and emergency department following an act of self-harm

Here is a fantastic paper from the March 2016 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry, which describes the experience (particularly the needs and fears) of young people presenting to Accident and Emergency Departments, following episodes of Self Harm.

The personal accounts therein are very sobering, highlighting the degree of stigma this vulnerable patient group experience.

I consider it essential reading for all health professionals working in emergency/paediatric/mental health fields

Patient Experience of A&E post DSH

Best wishes

Rory