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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

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

Research led by King’s College London has, for the first time, shown that when omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are given to patients with depression they are metabolised into molecules called lipid mediators and the levels of these in the blood are linked to an improvement in symptoms. The research is published today in Molecular Psychiatry.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Jun 2021

Five ways universities could improve mental health support for male students

A blog written by Dr June Brown, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD Student, Vinay Tailor, MBBS at GKT School of Medical Education and Dr Emma Godfrey, Education Lead for the Department of Psychology.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Jun 2021