AVATAR and SloMo digital therapies for psychosis recommended for use in NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended two digital health technologies for psychosis developed at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 Apr 2024

Biodiversity is key to the mental health benefits of nature, new study finds

New research from King’s College London has found that spaces with a diverse range of natural features are associated with stronger improvements in our mental wellbeing compared to spaces with less natural diversity.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Apr 2024

Chemical regulates light processing differently in the autistic and non-autistic eye, new study finds

King’s College London researchers have shown that the brain chemical GABA regulates activity in the retina of the eye in autistic and non-autistic individuals differently. Autistic people have larger responses to single light flashes in the retina of the eye and this new study shows that increasing GABA activity can reduce this response.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Apr 2024