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Mental health and brain research must be a higher priority in global response to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

There is an urgent need to tackle the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and potentially the brain, and for research on these areas to be central to the global response to the pandemic, according to a new position paper.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Apr 2020

Depression and anxiety increase premature death by up to 134%

Affective symptoms, in this case depression and anxiety, have been associated with increased death rates in a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study which examined timing and cumulative exposure over the life course.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Apr 2020

Researchers appeal to public for help to assess mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Scientists are appealing to the public for help to assess the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim to inform and improve future policies concerning pandemics. The Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP) study from researchers at King’s College London aims to measure the mental health and wellbeing of the population throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and examine what factors influence these changes.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Apr 2020

CRIS Blog: CRIS in the time of coronavirus

This blog was written by Professor Robert Stewart, academic lead for the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) data resource since its development in 2007-8.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Apr 2020

Georgia’s research secondment

Georgia Moffatt, now a Quality Improvement Advisor at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, tells us about her research secondment and how it affected her skills and clinical work.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Mar 2020