The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology – April 2019

Issue 2 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology has been published.  This issue includes articles on outcomes in a low secure unit, referrals to a mental health criminal justice Liaison and diversion team in the North East of England, and deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies as a form of self-harm among inpatients within forensic mental health and intellectual disability services.

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British Journal of Psychiatry – April 2019

The April issue of British Journal of Psychiatry is now available.  This issue includes a systematic review of self-harm in older adults, involving patients with dementia in decisions to initiate treatment, and cultural engagement and incident depression in older adults.

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Making Every Contact Count Bulletin – March 2019

Gosall Library, March 2019

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for using MECC in your day-to-day encounters.

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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.

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