NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Molecular ageing clocks – making the links between mental illness and shorter lifespans

Dr Julian Mutz is a post-doctoral research associate at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Cathryn Lewis is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics at King’s College London and NIHR Maudsley BRC’s deputy theme lead for Trials, Genomics and Prediction.

In this blog, they discuss their research on biological ageing in individuals with mental health conditions and highlight how their epidemiological studies may inform clinical research and practice.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 May 2023

Higher rates of HIV diagnoses found amongst mental health service users

New National Institute for Health and Care Research Maudsley BRC supported research has found HIV is 2.5 times more frequent in people who use mental health services than the general population in South London. 

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Apr 2023

Experts update global guidelines on treating eating disorders with medication

Guidelines on the pharmacological treatments of eating disorders have been updated to include new recommendations for the use of medication for binge-eating disorder and bulimia.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Apr 2023

'Our Research Themes': introducing our nine themes and the people leading them

During the next few weeks on social media the NIHR Maudsley BRC will be showcasing the nine research themes which will be the focus for the next five years (Dec 2022 – Nov 2027). Follow our social media channels to see short videos explaining each theme and content introducing our research leads. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Apr 2023

Researchers uncover new biological mechanisms underlying the link between childhood trauma and psychosis

New research led by Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and supported by NIHR Maudsley BRC has identified changes on several key genes that may explain why people who experience traumatic events in childhood are at increased risk of psychosis.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Apr 2023