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Experts call for new consensus on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Published on 17 November 2020, the Mild cognitive impairment: the Manchester consensus brings together expert views on how MCI should be recognised, diagnosed, and treated.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Nov 2020

Study supports link between traffic-related air pollution and mental disorders

Researchers at King’s College London, Imperial College London and University of Leicester  have found first UK evidence that adults exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution are more likely to experience mental disorders in a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Applied Research Collaboration South London (ARC). Their study has been published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology journal today (24 October 2020).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Oct 2020

Loss of potential: teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement from primary school to GCSE

Teenagers who receive a depression diagnosis during their school career show a substantial decline in attainment in Year 11, new King’s College London research has found.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Oct 2020

Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates

Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect – according to a new study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the study collated research from around the world and found that geographical areas with relatively high levels or concentration of lithium in public drinking water had correspondingly lower suicide rates.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Jul 2020

Cognitive behavioural therapy reduces the impact of dissociative seizures

Scientists have found that adding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to standardised medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures longer periods of seizure freedom, less bothersome seizures and a greater quality of life, in a study published in Lancet Psychiatry today and by the Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with dissociative seizures (CODES) study group funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 May 2020