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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

People feel lonelier in crowded cities – but green spaces can help

All of us can probably remember a time when we felt lonely. In the UK, around 45% of people report experiencing loneliness – with 5% of people experiencing severe loneliness. With reports that loneliness has been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns that it could reach epidemic proportions by 2030, unless action is taken.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Dec 2021

What is treatment-resistant depression? New report calls for clearer definition to inform research and improve treatment

A group of mental health experts from research, industry, regulatory bodies and with lived experience have proposed new agreed criteria to define the type of depression that current medications and therapies cannot treat effectively. The report aims to provide consistent definitions for future research, and especially for designing clinical trials for new medications, with the aim of helping to develop more tailored and effective treatments for people experiencing this difficult condition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Dec 2021

Review looks at benefits and barriers following shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

A review looking at mental health care provided by phone and video call (remote care) during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many service users were able to continue accessing support but that the shift to remote care presented barriers to certain groups.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 9 Dec 2021

Using neurofeedback as a means of treating feelings of self-blame in depression

New research funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has suggested that using neurofeedback to address self-blame in people experiencing non-anxious major depressive disorder (MDD) can help to lessen key symptoms.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Dec 2021