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Study finds that Community Treatment Orders do not reduce hospital readmission rates or stays

In the first large, observational study with a control group in England and Wales, research funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has found that Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) are associated with an increased risk of readmission as well as increased time spent in psychiatric hospitals, contrary to results from previous uncontrolled studies. Researchers suggest that these findings should be considered in future reforms to the UK Mental Health Act.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Mar 2020

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