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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. 

Psychological support for people with diabetes

Recognising and treating non-motor symptoms of 

Parkinson's disease

Identifying genetic changes in autism 

to help diagnosis and treatment

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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