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  • Seena Fazel comments on German Wings crash

    31 March 2015

    "It's not so much a mental illness problem – it's young men who feel socially excluded, angry and disaffected," he said, although he noted that he couldn't say whether this was true in the case of the Germanwings co-pilot.

  • Experimental operation targets anorexia

    30 March 2015

    Prof Aziz said: ‘This is a treatment that will only be for those who have failed all other treatments for anorexia. Surgery on the brain is something that would only be used as a last resort because of the potential risks that are involved in any operation.’

  • Oxford study clarifies schizophrenia gene's role in brain function

    17 March 2015

    Recent advances have identified over one hundred genes that affect a person's risk of developing schizophrenia. However, in most cases the pathways linking these individual genes with whole brain function are unclear. A new study from researchers in the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) suggests that the link between one gene, known as ZNF804A, and schizophrenia arises from its effects on rhythmic brain activity.

  • Statement of Intent for MQ: Transforming Mental Health Research Grant

    14 March 2015

    Statements of intent due by April 16th 2015 (17:00 BST)

  • The Donald Dean Research Fellow in Work and Mental Health

    13 March 2015

    Applications are invited for a three year, full-time secondment for a Research Fellow in Work and Mental Health. The post would be suitable for a candidate wishing to carry out an MD/PhD and who is likely to choose Occupational Psychiatry as their long-term career.

  • SET for Britain: Sana Suri awarded Bronze!

    9 March 2015

    On receiving the award Sana said: "It was a fantastic experience meeting the MPs and discussing our work. They were all very encouraging and supportive and I am absolutely delighted that I won the award!"

  • Congratulations Hedonia Rowers!

    9 March 2015

    This weekend saw the conclusion of the traditional Oxford college bumping races known as ‘Torpids’. Three DPhil students in the Department of Psychiaty, all members of the Hedonia: TrygFonden Research group led by Professor Morten Kringelbach (who did not row), were taking part representing their respective colleges.

  • Oxford Health Trust and University Department recruit future psychiatrists

    5 March 2015

    “Psyched up for Medical School” is a scheme offering work experience placements to students applying to medical school. We have so far supported 40 students locally and are in the process of arranging further programmes. There is evidence that such schemes improve the likelihood of candidates subsequently applying to specialty training schemes, and work experience placements in Mental Health Trusts have been shown to reduce stigma towards Mental Illness.

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