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Monday 10th December 2018

Computers can 'spot the difference' between healthy brains and the brains of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Computers can 'spot the difference' between healthy brains and the brains of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Description
Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
Date:
10 December 2018
Thursday 6th December 2018

Final report of the Mental Health Act Review accepted by Government

Final report of the Mental Health Act Review accepted by Government
Description
The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, has published its final report and the Government has committed to bring forward legislative changes in line with the Review's recommendations.
Date:
06 December 2018
Wednesday 5th December 2018

Patient-carer relationships disrupted by hospital reorganisation

Patient-carer relationships disrupted by hospital reorganisation
Description
Research from King's College London suggests that reorganisation of mental health services can have a negative effect on the health of people with severe mental illness, due to the disruption of relationships between patients and carers.
Date:
05 December 2018
Thursday 29th November 2018

Understanding Down syndrome opens door to Alzheimer's prevention trials

Understanding Down syndrome opens door to Alzheimer's prevention trials
Description
Clinical trials for preventing Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome may soon be possible thanks to new research from King's College London.
Date:
29 November 2018
Tuesday 27th November 2018

IoPPN researchers & academics among most cited in the world

IoPPN researchers & academics among most cited in the world
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Over twenty researchers and academics from the IoPPN have been named in the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List. The annual list identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.
Date:
27 November 2018
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