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NIHR: Your Path in Research

Engaging in research can be a powerful way for healthcare professionals to improve patient care and develop their career. The annual NIHR Your Path in Research campaign aims to highlight how research can be integrated with a clinical role, as well as providing support and information for those interested in taking the next steps into research.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Nov 2021

Eating disorders are just as likely to start in adulthood as childhood, report finds

Over half of the people with eating disorders experience their first symptoms of low weight or binge eating as adults, while 39 per cent first experience bulimia related symptoms when they are over 18, a report based on almost 9,000 UK participants has revealed. According to researchers, this highlights the need for a greater range of services, including those aimed at people who first experience eating disorders later in life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Oct 2021

Genetic risk of mental health conditions may influence where people choose to live, study suggests

Research on around 386,000 UK adults has found that a high genetic risk for schizophrenia and other mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, anorexia and autism, is associated with living in and moving to urban areas. In contrast, people with low genetic risk of ADHD preferentially moved from rural/suburban environments to cities.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Oct 2021

ADHD Awareness Month: Developing neurofeedback as a new treatment for ADHD

ADHD Awareness Month takes place every year in October, to raise awareness and improve understanding of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which affects around one in 14 children worldwide.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Oct 2021

Excess deaths in people with mental health conditions increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

The greater number of deaths amongst those with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study based on more than 160,000 patients has revealed.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Oct 2021