NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Event: Care Home Research Network Conference, 17 May

The Care Home Research Network (CHRN) will be holding their annual conference on Thursday 17 May 2018, 9.00-16.00 at Guy’s Campus, King's College London. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Mar 2018

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Feb 2018

Bipolar Disorder researchers awarded international grant

The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme has given R-Link €7.7m for a cohort trial of lithium initiation, the results of which could provide people with bipolar disorder and clinicians better and more accurate information to make appropriate decisions regarding prescription of  lithium.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jan 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