Social Psychiatry/Policy Articles Reviewed in 2008

Here are the social psychiatry/policy documents reviewed on the blog in 2008

Mental Capacity Act 2005. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Department of Health Consultation Document on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Medicines Management: Everybody’s Business. Department of Health document by service users on medication issues.

DOH Guidance on cCBT. Department of Health document on use of computerised CBT.

ECT Survey in England – January-March 2002. Survey of ECT practice in the UK.

Best Practice in Managing Risk. Department of Health document on managing risk.

Action on Stigma. Department of Health’s campaign against mental health discrimination in the workplace.

Global Mental Health Series – Commentaries. Global Mental Health Series.

Barriers to Development of Services. Global Mental Health Series.

Mental Health Systems in Countries. Global Mental Health Series.

Treatment and Prevention in Low and Middle Income Countries. Global Mental Health Series.

Scarcity, inefficiency and inequity. Global Mental Health Series.

No Health without Mental Health. Lancet Global Mental Health Series.

Religious Education, Midlife Observance and Dementia. Longitudinal study looking at religious education and lifestyle interactions with dementia.

Factors influencing children being taken into care. A large Swedish registry study looking at factors influencing children being taken into care.

Unemployment, social isolation and psychosis. Study looking at the interaction between unemployment, social isolation and psychosis.

Modelling Disease Frequency in Schizophrenia Epidemiology. Paper looking at building mathematical models for use in epidemiology of schizophrenia.

The Growth of PTSD in Anxiety Research. Study looking at the number of research articles published in this area over time.

Exposure to ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland influences the presentation of Schizophrenia. Paper looking at the interaction between traumatic exposure and presentation of schizophrenia.

Prevalence of Schizophrenia in China. Large epidemiological study in China.

Developing Mental Health Services in Nigeria. Paper about developing mental health services in Nigeria.

Community Treatment Orders. Review of a debate about Community Treatment Orders.

The Influence of Culture on Psychiatry in China. This post looks at a paper on prevalence of depression in China.

Demoralisation Syndrome. Review of a study examining the construct of a demoralisation syndrome.


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