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Diagnosis of a genetic cause in hundreds of people with motor neuron disease could be missed due to “arbitrary age limits and rules” on genetic testing, new study shows

Based on the findings of a new study published in Brain, researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London are calling for a complete rethink of the national guidelines surrounding who can access genetic testing for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called motor neuron disease.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Sep 2022

Professor Sally Marlow to be first Researcher in Residence at BBC Radio 3

Professor Sally Marlow, Research Champion for Impact and Engagement at the NIHR Maudsley BRC and Engagement and Impact Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, has been appointed as the BBC’s first Researcher in Residence, to be based at BBC Radio 3.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Sep 2022

Going with the flow: study shows canals help boost your mood

The study, carried out by King’s College London, Nomad Projects and J & L Gibbons in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, shows that spending time by canals and rivers is linked to feeling happy and healthy.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 Aug 2022

‘Drug related deaths are avoidable’ - South London and Maudsley and King's College London mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London’s National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience main building, and The Weston Education Centre will light up purple to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 and share the message that drug related deaths are avoidable.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 31 Aug 2022

In search of lost treatment: how mental health research can be part of patient care plans

Dr Maria Antonietta (Etta) Nettis is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Unit at King’s College London and a researcher within the Research and Development (R&D) team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Etta writes about why research at the Trust is so important for improving patient care and her team’s facilitating role.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Aug 2022