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Researchers uncover new biological mechanisms underlying the link between childhood trauma and psychosis

New research led by Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and supported by NIHR Maudsley BRC has identified changes on several key genes that may explain why people who experience traumatic events in childhood are at increased risk of psychosis.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Apr 2023

New study maps out links between psychosis and our immune system

In the largest study of its kind, research led by King’s College London has identified some of the elements in our immune response that influence our risk for developing psychosis.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Mar 2023

What’s your sound barrier? Nearly 1 in 5 people in the UK find everyday sounds intolerable

Researchers from King’s College London and University of Oxford have shown that 18.4 per cent of the general UK population report that certain sounds, such as loud chewing, and repetitive sniffing, cause a significant problem in their lives. The condition is known as misophonia.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Mar 2023

NIHR appoints Senior Investigators for 2023

Paola Dazzan, NIHR Maudsley BRC Co-Lead for the Psychosis and Mood Disorders Theme, and Professor of Neurobiology of Psychosis and Vice Dean (International) at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has been appointed to the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) College of Senior Investigators for 2023 in the 16th round of the Senior Investigator competition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Mar 2023

Adults living in areas with high air pollution are more likely to have multiple long-term health conditions

Exposure to traffic related air pollution is associated with an increased likelihood of having multiple long-term physical and mental health conditions according to a new study of more than 364,000 people in England.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Dec 2022