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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

My Lightbulb Moment: Recovery Street Film Festival

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) screened a collection of short films on Thursday 16 May, all examining personal stories of addiction and recovery.

The six three-minute films featured were a selection of those shortlisted for the 2018 Recovery Street Film Festival, which had the theme of ‘My Lightbulb Moment’.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jun 2019

BRC-funded PhD students organise their annual away day

On Thursday 18 April, PhD students from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre paused their work for the day and trekked north of the river to Bush House for a student-led Away Day. This was organised by the four Maudsley BRC student reps with sessions suggested by the whole cohort.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 May 2019

Regulation of health apps urgently needed to protect consumers

Commercial app stores urgently need to address the lack of information available to consumers about the benefits and quality of health apps, according to a new study funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 May 2019

Largest study of its kind identifies 20 new genes linked to bipolar disorder

The largest genetic study of bipolar disorder ever, supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, has identified 30 genetic variants that act to increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder, 20 of which are newly discovered.

The large-scale genome-wide association study was undertaken by a group of 207 institutions from 22 countries. The study was published in Nature Genetics.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 May 2019