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Bringing experience and research together to understand psychosis

Recently a group of researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience worked on a project to depict psychosis in a way that better represented the range of experience. The result was a research paper in the journal World Psychiatry. In this blog the authors talk about this novel approach and the value it brings. It includes direct quotes from some of the authors about the project.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 Jul 2022

Hidden figures: Unveiling differences in diabetes care in people living with mild and moderate-to-severe dementia

In this CRIS blog, Dr Usha Gungabissoon investigates what happens when people with diabetes develop dementia in terms of care received and adverse outcomes. In her PhD at King’s College London Dr Gungabissoon used CRIS, the unique linkage between mental healthcare, and local primary care, Lambeth DataNet. These NIHR supported findings were published this week in Journal of Post Acute and Long Term Care Medicine (JAMDA).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022

Depression: low serotonin may not be the cause – but antidepressants still work

A recent study found inconsistent evidence linking the neurotransmitter serotonin to depression. In an article for The Conversation, the authors of the study concluded that it is impossible to say that taking SSRI antidepressants is worthwhile. But is it safe to conclude that serotonin is not involved in depression or that modern antidepressants aren’t helpful in treating the condition?

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022

We need to put equity at the heart of pain management

Research is showing that persistent pain is a complex experience that has unequal impacts. In this blog Dr Whitney Scott, Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology at King’s College London and Clinical Psychologist at the INPUT Pain Unit, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, draws on her work to explore how we can move toward greater equity in pain management.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jul 2022

Designing mental health research studies with the READ Group

Dr Julie Williams is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London, who is working to support the physical health of those using mental health services. As part of a funding application, Julie recently consulted with our Race and Ethnicity Advisory (READ) Group, which provides researchers with an opportunity to hear the views of individuals from under-represented ethnic communities on conducting mental health research.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Jun 2022