NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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New centre of excellence for children and young people's mental health launched

​Plans for a ground-breaking new £65m centre for children and young people’s mental health have been announced today.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Feb 2020

New findings on the effects of cannabidiol on people with psychosis

BRC funded research has shown that cannabidiol (CBD) alters the brain activity in people with psychosis during memory tasks, making it more similar to the activation seen in people without psychosis during the same tasks.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Jan 2020

Nurses in research blog: Emma and Naomi

Emma Russell and Naomi O'Mahony are Mental Health Liaison Nurses, based in St Thomas’ Hospital and Lewisham Hospital respectively. They support people presenting with mental health crisis, usually in A&E but also across their hospitals, to assess each person’s needs and create a personalised treatment plan.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Jan 2020

Exposure to trauma ‘activates’ genes into causing depression

The genetic risk of inheriting depression is doubled for people who report having been exposed to trauma

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Jan 2020

New study finds evidence for reduced brain connections in schizophrenia

Innovative NIHR Maudsley BRC-funded research has used advanced scanning methods to show lower levels of a protein found in the connections between neurons in the living brains of people with schizophrenia.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jan 2020