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Cognitive behavioural therapy reduces the impact of dissociative seizures

Scientists have found that adding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to standardised medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures longer periods of seizure freedom, less bothersome seizures and a greater quality of life, in a study published in Lancet Psychiatry today and by the Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with dissociative seizures (CODES) study group funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 May 2020

Depression and anxiety increase premature death by up to 134%

Affective symptoms, in this case depression and anxiety, have been associated with increased death rates in a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study which examined timing and cumulative exposure over the life course.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Apr 2020

Heroin injection associated with respiratory disorder

A single case study of an individual with longstanding heroin addiction has shown heroin-induced slow and ineffective breathing, as well as apnoea, in research from the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Mar 2020

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

BRC research awarded prize for openness

The Center for Open Science has awarded a $1,000 prize to NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) researchers, for publishing the results of their pre-registered clinical trial on memory-focused cognitive therapy as a potential treatment for cocaine use disorder.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Jan 2019