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Close monitoring essential to ensure safety of ketamine for depression

Patients, carers and advocates say better evidence is needed on the safety of ketamine for depression after long-term use, and that those prescribed it must be closely monitored. These are the results of a study undertaken as part of a collaboration between the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). 

 

By Administrator at 30 Jul 2019

Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis and have negative consequences for mental health

For the first time, compensatory strategies used by autistic adults have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study by BRC researcher, Professor Francesca Happé, and her MRC-funded PhD student, Lucy Livingston, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2019

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Jul 2019

Researchers call for rising opioid-related deaths to be recognised as a public health crisis

Policymakers urgently need to recognise rising opioid-related deaths in the UK as a public health crisis, according to Professor Sir John Strang, who leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC’s work on substance use, working with other BRC researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jun 2019

Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder

Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently needed, according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jun 2019