CASPER – Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults

The University of York’s Kate Bosanquet provides a closer look at the CASPER Trial in collaborative care for depression in older adults. Why? There is currently very little in the way of psychological treatment offered for older adults. Some NHS services are leading the way in this, with real progress being made towards improving access to psychological therapies; however, there is a clear disparity across the UK when it comes …

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Innovative patient profiling and outcome prediction tools to enhance routine psychological care

Psychological therapy is a worthwhile and effective way to help people with various mental health problems. However, it is also widely recognised that not all clients have the same response to therapy. Some people appear to gain much more from these interventions than others. It is important to identify cases at risk of poor response to therapy as soon and as accurately as possible, since many patients who drop out …

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