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Vitamin D supplementation does not improve symptoms in people with psychosis, study finds

New research involving 149 participants found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation taken over six months improves mental or physical health symptoms in people with psychosis. Participants did however show high rates of vitamin D deficiency which could have longer term health impacts not captured in the study, according to researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Dec 2021

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

UK Disability History Month - an interview with Naomi

UK Disability History Month was the 18 November - 18 December. To mark this, Chifundo and Eleanor from the King's Clinical Research Facility interviewed Adult Nursing student Naomi, who has just finished her placement at the Facility and is just the second deaf nursing student to have trained at King's College London. 

 

By Eleanor Sherwood at 17 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