BRC PhD students attend NIHR Academy Doctoral Research Training Camp

Two PhD students funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) attended the NIHR Doctoral Research Training Camp to learn more about applying for research funding.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Aug 2022

Bringing experience and research together to understand psychosis

Recently a group of researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience worked on a project to depict psychosis in a way that better represented the range of experience. The result was a research paper in the journal World Psychiatry. In this blog the authors talk about this novel approach and the value it brings. It includes direct quotes from some of the authors about the project.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 Jul 2022

New multi-centre clinical trial to investigate psilocybin therapy in anorexia nervosa

Researchers and clinicians from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust will be part of a new trial involving four centres that will explore the potential therapeutic benefits of psilocybin on people living with anorexia nervosa.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Jul 2022

Hidden figures: Unveiling differences in diabetes care in people living with mild and moderate-to-severe dementia

In this CRIS blog, Dr Usha Gungabissoon investigates what happens when people with diabetes develop dementia in terms of care received and adverse outcomes. In her PhD at King’s College London Dr Gungabissoon used CRIS, the unique linkage between mental healthcare, and local primary care, Lambeth DataNet. These NIHR supported findings were published this week in Journal of Post Acute and Long Term Care Medicine (JAMDA).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022

Depression: low serotonin may not be the cause – but antidepressants still work

A recent study found inconsistent evidence linking the neurotransmitter serotonin to depression. In an article for The Conversation, the authors of the study concluded that it is impossible to say that taking SSRI antidepressants is worthwhile. But is it safe to conclude that serotonin is not involved in depression or that modern antidepressants aren’t helpful in treating the condition?

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022