NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Loneliness – so obviously important but very under-reported

Robert Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at King’s College London and Clinical and Population Informatics Lead at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre writes about the work of his team to identify loneliness in healthcare records using natural language processing, and how this can help improve our understanding and treatment of mental health.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 May 2022

Diagnosis of depression in adolescents can negatively impact educational performance, study shows

A study funded by NIHR Maudsley BRC has shown that the onset of depression in adolescents is likely to have a negative impact on subsequent educational performance. Previous research has shown this relationship, but it has been difficult to understand the magnitude of this impact and describe it a way that could be meaningful to young people, families and staff within health and education settings.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Dec 2021

Using CRIS to map the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – service user and carer priorities

This blog was written by Dr Anna Kolliakou, Clinical Informatics Interface and Network Lead and Professor Rob Stewart, Maudsley BRC Clinical and Population Informatics Lead.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Sep 2021

Words don’t come easy: identifying perinatal self-harm in healthcare records

Self-harm is a distressing and complex topic, and there are many different ways to define it. It can mean different things to different people, which can make it difficult to identify when someone needs support. This is a particularly serious issue for women during what’s known as ‘the perinatal period’ – a window of time encompassing pregnancy and the first year of their baby’s birth.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Aug 2021

NIHR Fellowship awarded to Dr Brendon Stubbs for research in persistent pain and serious mental illness

Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the IoPPN, has been awarded a new five year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advanced Fellowship of £916,000.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Jul 2021