Diagnosis, treatments and well-being

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 and emergency attendances and a disproportionate number of delayed discharges in mental health hospitals. What underlies the renewed focus is the disparity in service provision
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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 and autoimmune responses at least in some patients with these diseases. Various “anti-brain cell antibodies” have been reported but lacking to date has been a
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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 the Glamorgan Family History Society about my research on psychological trauma and combat stress. The centenary of the Great War has frequently reminded us of
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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 of up to eight weeks duration, working with supervision on staff-defined research projects. It is considered to be one of the largest undergraduate research schemes
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