The contribution of cannabis use to variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder across Europe (EU-GEI): a multicentre case-control study

The Lancet Psychiatry, 19 March 2019

This large multicentre case-control study conducted across 11 sites in Europe and Brazil found that daily cannabis use was associated with increased odds of psychotic disorder compared with people who had never used cannabis, increasing to nearly five-times increased odds for daily use of high-potency types of cannabis.

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Oral care and people with learning disabilities

Public Health England, March 2019

This contains information about oral care and dental treatment for people with learning disabilities. It aims to help staff in dental teams to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities. There is information about how learning disability staff can support this. It is also intended to be of use to family carers and paid supporters who help someone with their daily oral care and with accessing dental services.

Click here to view the guidance.

Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities

NSPCC, March 2019

These films and supporting resources are aimed at young people with a learning disability aged 11 to 25 to help them learn strategies for staying safe as they grow up and gain independence.

They enable adults to start conversations with young people about:

  • feelings
  • privacy and boundaries
  • friendship
  • different kinds of love
  • online safety.

Click here to access the resource.

The British Journal of Psychiatry – March 2019

The March edition of British Journal of Psychiatry is now available.  This issue includes articles on associations of adverse childhood experiences and social support with self-injurious behaviour and suicidality in adolescents, childhood abuse and psychotic experiences in adulthood, and electroconvulsive therapy and later stroke in patients with affective disorders.

Click here to view the table of contents.  Login with your LCFT OpenAthens account to view the full text articles.

The State of Ageing in 2019

Centre for Ageing Better, March 2019

This report uses publicly available data to give a snapshot of what life is like for people aged 65 and older today. It then investigates the prospects for people currently in their 50s and 60s with regards to work, finances, health, housing and community support.  It looks at the implications of an increasingly ageing society for the individual, government, business and wider society.

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