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The significant effect of lockdown on gambler’s mental health

King’s College London study assesses the potential impacts of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown on longer term depression, anxiety, and stress in gamblers in the UK.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jan 2021

COVID-19 lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults

Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jan 2021

NEWS2 evaluated for prediction of severe COVID-19 outcome in large international study

In the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the UK National Early Warning Risk Score (NEWS) 2 as a scoring system for predicting severe COVID-19 outcomes in patients, researchers at King’s College London have found poor-to-moderate accuracy for identifying patients at risk of being transferred to intensive care units (ICUs) or dying after 14 days of hospitalisation. Accuracy of predictions in short term (three days) showed moderate success.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jan 2021

Experts call for new consensus on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Published on 17 November 2020, the Mild cognitive impairment: the Manchester consensus brings together expert views on how MCI should be recognised, diagnosed, and treated.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Nov 2020

Study supports link between traffic-related air pollution and mental disorders

Researchers at King’s College London, Imperial College London and University of Leicester  have found first UK evidence that adults exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution are more likely to experience mental disorders in a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Applied Research Collaboration South London (ARC). Their study has been published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology journal today (24 October 2020).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Oct 2020