The Research Informer

The news digest of latest research and thinking from the Schoen Clinic Mental Health Group

The Schoen Clinic Research Group bring the most up-to-date information on what has gone on and is going in the field of clinical research. The goal is to fine-tune therapies on offer so we can predict which therapy cluster will cure which patient.

Issue 1: August 2020

Topics covered:

  • Introducing
  • Tackling over-exercise in children and adolescents
  • Exploring outcomes for Newbridge’s first patients, going back to 2009
  • How do we know what really works?
  • What we are doing next with our programme for over-exercise

Issue 2: September 2020

Topics covered:

  • Introducing
  • Tackling body dissatisfaction in children and adolescents
  • Updates from young people and parents post-discharge
  • What's going on in the world of eating disorders?

Issue 3: October 2020

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • National study of COVID and eating disorders is launched
  • Testing our interventions: relaxation skills group
  • Randomised controlled trials: the tricky dilemma

Issue 4: November 2020

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • The psychological impact of Covid for eating disorder patients revealed
  • Inner motivation for change before treatment: why it matters 
  • News digest from the world of eating disorders

Issue 5: Christmas 2020

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Why are we so anxious about rapid weight restoration?
  • Presenting our NEAT RCT to professionals 
  • Covid-19, Uncertainty and Compulsive Exercise
  • The Role of Perfectionism in Eating Disorder Treatment

Issue 6: April 2021

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Digital treatment in a Zoom world: what works best and what have we learnt? 
  • What is it like doing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders digitally?

Issue 7: Winter 2021

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Schoen Clinic research is centre stage at international conference
  • What do we know about the link between sexual harassment and eating disorders?
  • Schoen Clinic research showcased at international conference
  • Study investigates the impact of Covid lockdowns on eating disorder symptoms
  • Parental self-efficacy: what is it and why does it matter?

Issue 8: Spring 2022

Topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Can we predict outcome after eating disorder treatment?
  • How do young people feel about current eating disorder research?
  • Patient-defined recovery at the forefront of research consortium discussions