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Making a difference

Making a Difference: showcasing the impact of our research


A message from Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean and Head of School of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Making a difference is at the heart of what we do. World-leading research from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London has made, and continues to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain.

Our academics work with other universities, industry, healthcare providers and policy makers both locally and globally, to ensure that our research is relevant and will produce useful results to impact mental health care.

I am proud to introduce the Institute of Psychiatry’s Making a Difference series to showcase the far-reaching impact of our work. 

Research from the Institute of Psychiatry has led to the creation of much needed therapies for some of the most severe mental disorders and changes in how governments around the world think about mental illness.

To find out more, please click on the stories below or select from the image tabs. 

The link between cannabis and psychosis
Early intervention in psychosis
New 'Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder' diagnosis
Supervised methadone treatment saves lives
Training for parents and carers of people with anorexia
Armed Forces road safety campaign
CBT for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Recognising and treating non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Identifying genetic changes in autism to help diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosing and treating depression in palliative care
Communicating with the public in a national crisis
New treatments for adults with anorexia
The Camberwell Assessment of Need
Family therapy for adolescents with anorexia
Family intervention  for psychosis
Drugs to prolong the lives of people withMotor Neurone Disease
Peer-support  to help service personnel cope after a traumatic event
Reducing stigma  through 'Time to Change'
Helping victims of domestic violence
Specialist personality disorder services
Protecting the well-being of children in care
Treatment programmes for chronic heroin addicts
Major contribution to UK mental health strategy
Preventing drug overdose amongst heroin addicts
Online therapies for bulimia
Scaling up mental health services  around the world
Cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis
Memory  services opened across England
Neural stem cells to repair stroke damage

Improving the health and well-being of UK Armed Forces

This is an ongoing project, and case studies will continue to be added to this page. If you are an academic from the Institute of Psychiatry, and would like to tell us about the impact of your work, please contact Dr Gill Dale

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