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New study highlights the urgent need to reduce inflammation in overweight people with depression

New research from King’s College London has shown for the first time that overweight people with depression are 2.4 times more likely to have clinically elevated levels of inflammation. Futhermore, overweight people with depression were estimated to have an extremely high clinical risk of developing other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic disorders.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Mar 2021

Antibiotic may improve outcomes for depression in people with low level inflammation

King’s College London researchers have found evidence that minocycline, a widely used antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, gave greater improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with treatment resistant depression with low-grade peripheral inflammation.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Jan 2021

Fellows award for Dr Katherine Young for work on the mental health of young people during and after the pandemic

A grant from MQ Mental Health Research will fund vital new studies into depression and anxiety in young people during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr Katherine Young of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Jan 2021

Experts call for new consensus on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Published on 17 November 2020, the Mild cognitive impairment: the Manchester consensus brings together expert views on how MCI should be recognised, diagnosed, and treated.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Nov 2020

Loss of potential: teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement from primary school to GCSE

Teenagers who receive a depression diagnosis during their school career show a substantial decline in attainment in Year 11, new King’s College London research has found.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Oct 2020