Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention: Latest Research

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

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HIGHLIGHTED RESEARCH

Please find below a list of highlighted studies in this area:

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Countries Covered: World
Date: 2013

Much more evidence is needed to demonstrate the relative effectiveness of different psychological therapies or the effectiveness of psychological therapies compared to other treatments. More details are required in future trials in regards to the types of trauma that preceded the diagnosis of PTSD and whether the traumas are single event or ongoing. Future studies should also aim to identify the most valid and reliable measures of PTSD symptoms and ensure that all scores, total and sub-scores, are consistently reported.

Citation: Gillies D, Taylor F, Gray C, O’Brien L, D’Abrew N. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2012 612(online): CD00672

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MANAGED ALCOHOL AS A HARM REDUCTION INTERVENTION FOR ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN POPULATIONS AT HIGH RISK FOR SUB-STANCE ABUSE
Countries Covered: World
Date: 2013

The lack of evidence does not allow for a conclusion regarding the efficacy of MAP on their own, or as compared to brief intervention, moderate drinking, no intervention or 12-step variants. It is the review authors’ opinion that it is likely to be the objective of MAPs that reduce their reportability and use in current practice, rather than a failure to provide an intervention that reduces the effects of alcohol dependence.

Citation: Muckle W, Muckle J, Welch V, Tugwell P. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2012 12(ePub): CD006747.

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