News & events

High volumes of mental health-related tweets associated with crisis referrals

A BRC-funded study has found that referrals to two mental healthcare providers in London for patients requiring urgent help were significantly greater on days with a higher than average number of tweets discussing topics around mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 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

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

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