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New multi-centre clinical trial to investigate psilocybin therapy in anorexia nervosa

Researchers and clinicians from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust will be part of a new trial involving four centres that will explore the potential therapeutic benefits of psilocybin on people living with anorexia nervosa.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Jul 2022

Hidden figures: Unveiling differences in diabetes care in people living with mild and moderate-to-severe dementia

In this CRIS blog, Dr Usha Gungabissoon investigates what happens when people with diabetes develop dementia in terms of care received and adverse outcomes. In her PhD at King’s College London Dr Gungabissoon used CRIS, the unique linkage between mental healthcare, and local primary care, Lambeth DataNet. These NIHR supported findings were published this week in Journal of Post Acute and Long Term Care Medicine (JAMDA).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022

Depression: low serotonin may not be the cause – but antidepressants still work

A recent study found inconsistent evidence linking the neurotransmitter serotonin to depression. In an article for The Conversation, the authors of the study concluded that it is impossible to say that taking SSRI antidepressants is worthwhile. But is it safe to conclude that serotonin is not involved in depression or that modern antidepressants aren’t helpful in treating the condition?

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jul 2022

People with depression “stagnating” in primary care, says top UK Psychiatrist

A new study from researchers supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has found “substantial and concerning” gaps in the level of care being provided to people with depression. It also warns that those able to access care are “stagnating” in a system that results in their illness persisting for longer than it should.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jul 2022

We need to put equity at the heart of pain management

Research is showing that persistent pain is a complex experience that has unequal impacts. In this blog Dr Whitney Scott, Lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology at King’s College London and Clinical Psychologist at the INPUT Pain Unit, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, draws on her work to explore how we can move toward greater equity in pain management.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jul 2022