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Adult mental health, genetics, schizophrenia

Meet the Researcher – Professor Sir Michael Owen

Posted on 5 July 2019 by Professor Michael Owen

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? Three things happened to me when I was a medical student that influenced my choice of career.  First, I discovered during my intercalated BSc that I liked doing research; I enjoyed doing experiments and interpreting the results.  Second, I became interested in neuroscience and undertook
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Professor Jeremy Hall

autism spectrum conditions, genetics, neuropschiatry, schizophrenia

Meet the Researcher – Professor Jeremy Hall

Posted on 10 June 2019 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? I was influenced by two things. The first was a fascination with the brain. The second was the obvious need to improve treatments for people with mental health problems. I was also convinced that this was the area of medicine that was going to see
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Adult mental health

From ‘Instagram mothers’ to Postpartum Psychosis

Posted on 22 May 2019 by Marisa Casanova Dias

Motherhood is meant to be “Instagram perfect”. Full of smiles, cuddles and cute babies. But there is more to it, sometimes invisible to the naked eye. We all hear about the physical consequences of having a baby, but not about mental illness brought on by having babies. Motherhood in Real-life The  Louis Theroux documentary ‘Mothers
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Mental health nursing

Mental health nursing as a career choice – Ben Hannigan & Nicola Evans

Posted on 29 April 2019 by Ben Hannigan

How to describe what mental health nurses do? That’s a challenging question, and one that underpinned a recent review of the work of graduate and registered mental health nurses, Playing Our Part. This made the case for the person-centred work of nurses, involving the skilled provision of face-to-face care. More recently, here in Wales a
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