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Neuroscience & Mental Health

Neuroscience & mental health


How can we speed up the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s? Develop a blood test.

‘The ground-breaking research we’re doing at King’s is significantly increasing the understanding of how the brain functions in health and disease, new knowledge which will help us combat conditions like Alzheimer’s, Autism, Motor Neurone Disease, and Parkinson’s.’ Simon Lovestone, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Director of NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health

We need to know much more about the mind and how it functions. We’re bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and academics and giving them the tools they need to understand diseases such as Neurone Disease Autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression.


King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre comprised of leading NHS Foundation Trusts King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley along with academic partner King’s College London. It is one of only five such centres in the UK.

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