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Multiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life

Middle-aged people in the UK with at least two long-term physical health conditions are at a greater risk of developing depression or anxiety later in life compared to those with none or only one long-term physical health condition, according to new research from King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jun 2021

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

Research led by King’s College London has, for the first time, shown that when omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are given to patients with depression they are metabolised into molecules called lipid mediators and the levels of these in the blood are linked to an improvement in symptoms. The research is published today in Molecular Psychiatry.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Jun 2021

Five ways universities could improve mental health support for male students

A blog written by Dr June Brown, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD Student, Vinay Tailor, MBBS at GKT School of Medical Education and Dr Emma Godfrey, Education Lead for the Department of Psychology.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Jun 2021

New research from King's has identified three key inflammatory proteins which are lower in individuals at risk of severe COVID-19.

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, and Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, has identified three key inflammatory proteins which are lower in individuals at risk of severe COVID-19.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Jun 2021

Simple blood test can accurately reveal underlying neurodegeneration, according to new research

A new study of over 3000 people led by King’s College London in collaboration with Lund University, has shown for the first time that a single biomarker can accurately indicate the presence of underlying neurodegeneration in people with cognitive issues.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Jun 2021