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Next generation of rapid-acting antidepressants: Can ketamine help prevent suicide?

Naghmeh Nikkheslat is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) who is working on a project funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC to investigate the use of ketamine as a medication for depression. In this blog, she talks about her research into depression and the immune system and what we currently know about ketamine as an anti-inflammatory antidepressant in psychiatric emergencies.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 Jan 2022

New study demonstrates link between brain chemical and visual processing in autism

Researchers from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have shown that there are variations in how a brain chemical called GABA regulates the processing of visual stimuli. The study showed that when autistic people are given a drug that activates GABA targets, their visual processing becomes more like that of non-autistic people.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Jan 2022

No convincing scientific evidence that hangover cures work, according to new research

A new systematic review has found only very low-quality evidence that substances claiming to treat or prevent alcohol-induced hangover work.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Jan 2022

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve symptoms in people with psychosis, study finds

New research involving 149 participants found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation taken over six months improves mental or physical health symptoms in people with psychosis. Participants did however show high rates of vitamin D deficiency which could have longer term health impacts not captured in the study, according to researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Dec 2021

NIHR Maudsley BRC: A Year in Review 2021

This year, we have published stories on topics such as the effect of nature on loneliness, new training for eating disorder services and a blood test to reveal underlying neurodegeneration. See a snapshot of the last 12 months at the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Dec 2021