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Engaging in physical activity decreases people’s chance of developing depression

An international team, including a researcher funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, have found physical activity can protect against the emergence of depression, regardless of age and geographical region.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Apr 2018

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

CRIS blog: Common reasons for general hospital admissions in people with serious mental illnesses

Professor Rob Stewart has been academic lead for CRIS since its development in 2007-8.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 9 Mar 2018

2018 NIHR Senior Investigators announced

Three academics from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience have been appointed NIHR Senior Investigators, and one academic has become an Emeritus Senior Investigator. The appointees were named in the 11thround of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator competition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Mar 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