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Diagnosis of depression in adolescents can negatively impact educational performance, study shows

A study funded by NIHR Maudsley BRC has shown that the onset of depression in adolescents is likely to have a negative impact on subsequent educational performance. Previous research has shown this relationship, but it has been difficult to understand the magnitude of this impact and describe it a way that could be meaningful to young people, families and staff within health and education settings.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 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

Eating disorders are just as likely to start in adulthood as childhood, report finds

Over half of the people with eating disorders experience their first symptoms of low weight or binge eating as adults, while 39 per cent first experience bulimia related symptoms when they are over 18, a report based on almost 9,000 UK participants has revealed. According to researchers, this highlights the need for a greater range of services, including those aimed at people who first experience eating disorders later in life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Oct 2021

Common factors within the gut associated with depression and bipolar disorder

New research has found that there is a common, overlapping environment in the gut bacteria of people living with mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Sep 2021

Multiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life

Middle-aged people in the UK with at least two long-term physical health conditions are at a greater risk of developing depression or anxiety later in life compared to those with none or only one long-term physical health condition, according to new research from King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jun 2021