NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Antidepressants prescription associated with a lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19

New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and supported by NIHR Maudsley BRC has found that community mental health patients who were prescribed antidepressants were significantly less likely to test positive for COVID-19 when admitted to inpatient care.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jun 2023

Celebrating research with the launch of a new Take Part in Research online database, and lighting up buildings for #Red4Research day

This Friday 16 June is #Red4Research day. Red for Research Day brings together all those participating, supporting, and undertaking research working collectively work on health and social care research.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Jun 2023

Working with students and teachers to evaluate secondary school stress workshops

June Brown is the lead for Brief Evaluation of Stress Workshops in Secondary Schools (BESST) and a reader/associate professor in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London. In this blog she describes how a small pilot with schools in South London has now led to a national clinical trial funded by the NIHR with 900 students across 57 schools. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Jun 2023

More depressed patients than previously estimated could have increased activation of their immune system

Research from King’s College London, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), has used an assessment of gene expression involved in the immune response to show that there could be more patients with MDD with activated immune systems than research has previously estimated.   

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 May 2023

£42m boost to mental health research announced by Office for Life Sciences

A new Mental Health Mission, announced today by the Office for Life Sciences, will provide £42.7m worth of funding for mental health research in the UK.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 May 2023