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Premenstrual Exacerbation of Mental Health Disorders: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies (2022)
Journal Article
Hughes, L., & Nolan, L. (in press). Premenstrual Exacerbation of Mental Health Disorders: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies. Archives of Women's Mental Health,

Purpose: Mental health disorders can be exacerbated during periods of hormonal fluctuation (e.g., pregnancy, menopause) and the risk factors for sensitivity to these fluctuations are similar to those of mental disorders (e.g., trauma). However, the e... Read More about Premenstrual Exacerbation of Mental Health Disorders: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies.

Severe Mental Illness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Australia. A Population-Based Study of 595 792 Singleton Births 2009-2016 (2022)
Journal Article
Edvardsson, K., Hughes, E., Copnell, B., Mogren, I., Vicendese, D., & Gray, R. (2022). Severe Mental Illness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Australia. A Population-Based Study of 595 792 Singleton Births 2009-2016. PLOS ONE, 17(2), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264512

Background Women with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) may have more complex pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes that require different care and management, but this has not been extensively studied. The aim of this study was to explore associations betwe... Read More about Severe Mental Illness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Australia. A Population-Based Study of 595 792 Singleton Births 2009-2016.

Supported Decision-Making and Paradigm Shifts: Word Play or Real Change? (2021)
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Stavert, J. (2021). Supported Decision-Making and Paradigm Shifts: Word Play or Real Change?. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.571005

Article 12(3) CRPD requires states parties to provide access by persons with disabilities to the support they may require in exercising their legal capacity. This is to ensure that the rights, will and preferences of persons with disabilities are enj... Read More about Supported Decision-Making and Paradigm Shifts: Word Play or Real Change?.

Mental health advance statements: crossing the divide from clinical to law enforcement settings (2020)
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Stavert, J. (2021). Mental health advance statements: crossing the divide from clinical to law enforcement settings. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 102-106. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12695

It is clear that police in many jurisdictions are increasingly being called out to situations involving persons with mental distress. In Scotland, for example, notifications of Place of Safety Orders to the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland incr... Read More about Mental health advance statements: crossing the divide from clinical to law enforcement settings.

Respecting the autonomy of the living and dying (2020)
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Stavert, J. (2020). Respecting the autonomy of the living and dying. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(4), 379-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2020-0038

Purpose To inform those who are supporting persons who are dying and are responsible for planning, commissioning or delivering palliative care about the need to support and maximise the decision-making ability and choices of persons with advanced de... Read More about Respecting the autonomy of the living and dying.

Scottish mental health and capacity law: The normal, pandemic and ‘new normal’ (2020)
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Stavert, J., & McKay, C. (2020). Scottish mental health and capacity law: The normal, pandemic and ‘new normal’. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 71, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2020.101593

A state’s real commitment to its international human rights obligations is never more challenged than when it faces emergency situations. Addressing actual and potential resourcing pressures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in, amongst... Read More about Scottish mental health and capacity law: The normal, pandemic and ‘new normal’.

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (2021). The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, 19(1), 94-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829

Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, physical activity (PA) is one of the most effective methods of maintaining p... Read More about The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review.

Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia? (2019)
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Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., & Danson, M. (2021). Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?. Aging & mental health, 25(1), 134-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1667299

Objectives As working lives extend and there is better recognition of early-onset dementias, employers need to consider dementia as a workplace concern. With suitable support, people living with dementia can continue employment – although this is no... Read More about Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?.

Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients (2019)
Journal Article
Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (2019). Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4

Background The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as should reduce episodes of repeated cannulations. However, a recent doctor... Read More about Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients.

Mental Health Act review in Scotland: some initial observations (2019)
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Stavert, J. (2019). Mental Health Act review in Scotland: some initial observations. Essex Chambers

Provides some initial observations on and recommendations for the scope of the forthcoming review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003, with particular emphasis on what this will require in ECHR and CRPD terms.

Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature (2019)
Journal Article
Macgregor, A., Brown, M., & Stavert, J. (2019). Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(4), e494-e513. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12749

Mental health tribunals are responsible for making decisions about compulsory treatment for individuals considered a risk to themselves and others due to mental disorder. They are generally designed to provide safeguards for individuals subject to co... Read More about Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature.

What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective (2019)
Journal Article
Snowden, A., Gibbon, A., & Grant, R. (2019). What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(2), 200-214. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.34709

People often attend primary care with sub-clinical or non-medical issues such as bereavement, distress, or loneliness. Often what is needed is someone to listen, but GP appointments are inappropriate for this. Community Chaplaincy Listening (CCL) is... Read More about What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective.

Suicidal ideation in people with psychosis not taking antipsychotic medication: Do negative appraisals and negative metacognitive beliefs mediate the effect of symptoms? (2018)
Journal Article
Hutton, P., Di Rienzo, F., Turkington, D., Spencer, H., & Taylor, P. (2019). Suicidal ideation in people with psychosis not taking antipsychotic medication: Do negative appraisals and negative metacognitive beliefs mediate the effect of symptoms?. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(1), 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby153

Between 5 and 10 percent of people with psychosis will die by suicide, a rate which is 20 to 75 times higher than the general population. This risk is even greater in those not taking antipsychotic medication. We examined whether negative appraisals... Read More about Suicidal ideation in people with psychosis not taking antipsychotic medication: Do negative appraisals and negative metacognitive beliefs mediate the effect of symptoms?.

The effect of reducing the 'jumping to conclusions' bias on treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: A randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis (2018)
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Turner, D. T., MacBeth, A., Larkin, A., Moritz, S., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., & Hutton, P. (2019). The effect of reducing the 'jumping to conclusions' bias on treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: A randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(4), 784-793. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby136

Background Evidence-based psychological interventions to support treatment decision-making capacity (‘capacity’) in psychosis do not currently exist. This study sought to establish whether reducing the extent to which this group form conclusions bas... Read More about The effect of reducing the 'jumping to conclusions' bias on treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: A randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (2018)
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Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., & Hutton, P. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.059

Background: No previous meta-analyses have specifically investigated the effectiveness of psychological group therapy for symptoms associated with complex interpersonal trauma, including whether trauma memory processing (TMP) therapies are superior t... Read More about A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for antipsychotic-free schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Does therapy dose influence outcome? (2018)
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Spencer, H. M., McMenamin, M., Emsley, R., Turkington, D., Dunn, G., Morrison, A. P., …Dudley, R. (2018). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for antipsychotic-free schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Does therapy dose influence outcome?. Schizophrenia Research, 202, 385-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.016

This study investigated the effect of “dose” and the components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on treatment effects. It is a secondary analysis of the ACTION (Assessment of Cognitive Therapy Instead of Neuroleptics) trial which investigated CB... Read More about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for antipsychotic-free schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Does therapy dose influence outcome?.

Cognitive behavioural therapy in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia (FOCUS): an assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial (2018)
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Morrison, A. P., Pyle, M., Gumley, A., Schwannauer, M., Turkington, D., MacLennan, G., …Tully, S. (2018). Cognitive behavioural therapy in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia (FOCUS): an assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry, 5(8), 633-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2215-0366%2818%2930184-6

Background Although clozapine is the treatment of choice for treatment-refractory schizophrenia, 30–40% of patients have an insufficient response, and others are unable to tolerate it. Evidence for any augmentation strategies is scarce. We aimed to... Read More about Cognitive behavioural therapy in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia (FOCUS): an assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial.

Paradigm Shift or Paradigm Paralysis? National Mental Health and Capacity Law and Implementing the CRPD in Scotland (2018)
Journal Article
Stavert, J. (2018). Paradigm Shift or Paradigm Paralysis? National Mental Health and Capacity Law and Implementing the CRPD in Scotland. Laws, 7(3), 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws7030026

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the need to actively remove obstacles to, and promote, the full and equal enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities. This is challenging us to rev... Read More about Paradigm Shift or Paradigm Paralysis? National Mental Health and Capacity Law and Implementing the CRPD in Scotland.