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Clinical Disorders and Health Behaviours cluster

Led by Professor Grainne McAlonan, this cluster covers mental health and dementia disorders throughout the lifecycle.

The themes are led by clinical academics and reflect South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust's Clinical Academic Groups.

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Affective Disorders and Interface with Medicine

Developing new treatments for depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
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Dementia and Related Disorders

Bringing together scientists and clinicians to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat dementia and related disorders.
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Child and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Enabling quicker diagnosis and improved treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cognitive and social developmental disorders.
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Substance Use and Harms

Exploring the use of tobacco, alcohol and illegal substances in general populations outside addictions treatment.
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Psychosis and Neuropsychiatry

Using knowledge gained from neuroscience research to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of people with neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Addressing the pressing need for behavioural research into obesity, and the need to improve metabolic outcomes for people with mental disorder.
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Bringing together basic and clinical neuroscientists and psychologists to translate new insights into the neurobiology of chronic pain.


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