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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

What can research tell us about engaging adolescent boys into school-based mental health workshops?

As we come to the end of Men’s Health Awareness month (Movember) we turn our attention to the start of the male relationship with mental health and how we can offer support to boys and teenagers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Nov 2021

An interview with Dr Katherine Young

Dr Katherine S. Young is an NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Lecturer based in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Her background is in neuroscience, experimental and clinical psychology, and her current work focuses on depression (particularly symptoms of ‘anhedonia’) in adolescents. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Nov 2021

The silent and widely impacting cost of Vulvodynia: lessons learned and future recommendations

Multiple studies show that Vulvodynia is a widespread condition that involves persistent pain in the vulva, which refers to external female genitalia. However, Vulvodynia remains largely underdiagnosed and under-researched and has poor treatment options. In this blog, Claudia Chisari, a final year NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD Candidate, discusses Vulvodynia, the lessons learnt from her research, and recommendations to improve support for people living with it.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Nov 2021

Using MRI to investigate the brain response to inflammatory stimuli

Dr Etta Nettis is a psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and recently completed a PhD at King’s College London funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. Here she talks about her fascinating research that is investigating the use of MRI scans to assess inflammation in the brain and its connection to depression.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Nov 2021