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Month: July 2016

Alzheimer’s cure or incurable hype?

Alzheimer’s cure or incurable hype?

Posted on 29 July 2016 by Professor Petroc Sumner

Yesterday many newspapers claimed a major breakthrough in dementia treatment: “Scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer’s’” (The Times); “Scientists discover first drug to halt brain decline in Alzheimer’s” (The […]

What has neuroscience ever done for psychiatry?

What has neuroscience ever done for psychiatry?

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Psychiatry has a problem. I love my profession of psychiatry, but one of the reasons I entered this most fascinating branch of medicine was because it seemed clear to me […]

Supporting the next generation of mental health scientists and clinicians

Supporting the next generation of mental health scientists and clinicians

Posted on 12 July 2016 by Dr Frances Rice

Every July, the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) at Cardiff University holds a summer school aimed at students, scientists and medical doctors interested in pursuing a […]

Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis

Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis

Posted on 9 July 2016 by Julie Doughty

This conference held in Cardiff on 24 June, was organised by the Centre for Health and Social Care Law and Hafal, Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness […]

Understanding the causes of perinatal mental illness by working with those who’ve lived through it

Understanding the causes of perinatal mental illness by working with those who’ve lived through it

Posted on 8 July 2016 by Professor Ian Jones

The post was originally published on MRC Insight under CC BY 4.0 More than 1 in 10 women experience an episode of mental illness in pregnancy or following childbirth. Perinatal […]