Clinical disorders and health behaviours cluster

Led by Professor Anthony David, this cluster covers mental health and dementia disorders throughout the lifecycle. The themes are led by clinical academics and reflect South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust's Clinical Academic Groups.

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Affective disorders

Developing new treatments for depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
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Dementia & related disorders

Bringing together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat dementia and related disorders, including Parkinson's dementia and Lewy Bodies dementia.
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Child & neurodevelopmental disorders

Enabling quicker diagnosis and improved treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive and social developmental disorders.
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Lifestyle substance use and harms

Exploring the use of tobacco, alcohol and illegal substances in general populations outside addictions treatment.
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Psychosis & neuropsychiatry

Using knowledge gained from neuroscience research to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with neuropsychiatric disorders, including psychoses and neurological diseases.
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Obesity

Addressing the pressing need for behavioural research into obesity, and the need to improve metabolic outcomes for people with mental disorder.
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Pain

Bringing together basic and clinical neuroscientists and psychologists to translate new insights into the neurobiology of chronic pain.
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