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Meet the Researcher  – Dr Adam Cunningham, ECHO Study Team, MRC CNGG

Meet the Researcher – Dr Adam Cunningham, ECHO Study Team, MRC CNGG

Posted on 27 September 2018 by Adam Cunningham

I have always been interested in the brain and the mind, and how we perceive and understand the world around us. I could have gone into more basic research about […]

Sleep: The golden chain for mental health

Sleep: The golden chain for mental health

Posted on 1 December 2017 by Katie Swaden Lewis

Winter is here, and whether or not you enjoy the darker evenings, colder weather and premature Christmas decorations in shops, most will rejoice at the extra hour in bed that […]

Mental Health research – the future beckons

Mental Health research – the future beckons

Posted on 16 October 2017 by Professor Jeremy Hall

Mental ill health – a national emergency Mental ill health is a national crisis. Every year one in four people in the UK suffer from a mental health problem, with […]

Why mindfulness matters in medical education

Why mindfulness matters in medical education

Posted on 18 July 2017 by Dr Craig Hassed

This post is based on a paper that appears in the second issue of The British Student Doctor Journal, an imprint of Cardiff University Press. There are many challenges associated […]

Stress in early life – the impact on mental illness

Stress in early life – the impact on mental illness

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Anna Moon

You’re under threat. Your brain reacts instantly. Like a runner at the start line of a race, it springs into action as if the threat was a gunshot. The hypothalamus […]

A renewed commitment but inequalities persist

A renewed commitment but inequalities persist

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Norman Young

The prime minister Theresa May has restated a commitment made by her predecessor David Cameron to improve mental health care. Her statement was sandwiched between BBC headlines on psychiatric accident […]

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Professor Paul Morgan

The concept that psychiatric diseases such as depression and schizophrenia might have an immune component dates back at least 40 years, with numerous studies providing evidence implicating the immune system […]

Shell Shock – Lessons for Today

Shell Shock – Lessons for Today

Posted on 11 November 2016 by Stefanie Linden

On 1 November, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the defining events of World War One (WW1) - I talked at a meeting of […]

An undergraduate student’s experience of mental health research

An undergraduate student’s experience of mental health research

Posted on 9 November 2016 by Chloe Sheldon

The Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) provides summer placements for Cardiff University undergraduates in the University research environment. CUROP offers a stipend to support a student on a placement […]

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Posted on 24 October 2016 by Professor Ian Jones

When it comes to taking antidepressants in pregnancy, women and their doctors have a difficult decision to make. Depression in pregnancy and following childbirth (the postpartum period) is common and […]