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UK Biobank mental health study

Until now, UK Biobank, a health data resource aiming to help scientists discover why some people develop particular diseases and others do not, had limited mental health data to work with. Following 157,366 responses to an online mental health questionnaire (MHQ) developed by researchers from King’s College London, alongside collaborators from across the UK, it now has unparalleled potential for further biomedical research in mental health, dramatically expanding potential research into mental disorders. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Apr 2018

Research shows treatment for rheumatoid arthritis works less well in patients with depression symptoms

Recently published research shows that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) responded less well to biologics, the key treatment for many autoimmune rheumatological diseases, if they also had symptoms of depression when they started the treatment.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Feb 2018

1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems

A new King’s College London study, funded by NIHR, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. This is more common than previously thought – but two simple questions can help identify these problems so that women can be treated.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Jan 2018

Cannabidiol (CBD) could represent a ‘new class of treatment’ for psychosis

A constituent of cannabis could hold promise as a new class of treatment for psychosis, according to King’s College London research showing significant benefits in a clinical trial.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Dec 2017

Carmine Pariante receives prestigious research grant

Professor Carmine Pariante from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Dec 2017