Close monitoring essential to ensure safety of ketamine for depression

Patients, carers and advocates say better evidence is needed on the safety of ketamine for depression after long-term use, and that those prescribed it must be closely monitored. These are the results of a study undertaken as part of a collaboration between the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). 

 

By Administrator at 30 Jul 2019

Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis and have negative consequences for mental health

For the first time, compensatory strategies used by autistic adults have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study by BRC researcher, Professor Francesca Happé, and her MRC-funded PhD student, Lucy Livingston, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2019

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Jul 2019

Art and Value at Bethlem Gallery: an art-science collaboration with Sarah Carpenter and CRIS

Sarah Carpenter is an artist and designer with a background in dance choreography and theatre directing. She produces mixed media and some of her recent projects include a commission inspired by the British Museum and work exhibited at Saatchi Gallery.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jul 2019

One in ten UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent

The UK has high levels of alcohol dependence among hospital inpatients, according to a new review of evidence by NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre supported researchers.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Jul 2019