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  • Benefits of exclusive breastfeeding on children's later development in rural South Africa

    22 June 2016

    Professor Alan Stein, from the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, contributes to a new study conducted at the Africa Centre for Population Health.

  • Antidote to DSM V

    16 November 2013

    Schizophrenia isn't a specific, rare or rigorously defined illness. Instead, it covers a wide range of often unrelated conditions, all of which are also seen in people who are not mentally ill.

  • Too many people with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their BMI is low enough to qualify for treatment

    26 July 2015

    Prof Chris Fairburn, whose research informs the government guidance on treating eating disorders, says BMI should be one of the factors considered by doctors, but other factors, such as moods, relationships and overall physical health, should also be taken into account.

  • New approach could transform treatment of major depression in patients with cancer

    27 August 2014

    Findings from the Psychological Medicine Research group published in The Lancet journals highlight the high prevalence of untreated depression in patients with cancer and show that a novel treatment programme, 'Depression Care for People with Cancer' (DCPC) can significantly reduce depression and improve patients' lives.

  • Phil & Ciara at Cheltenham Science Festival

    10 June 2014

    In a stimulating presentation, ‘Food on the Brain’ Phil Burnet from the Department of Psychiatry and Ciara McCabe (Reading) discussed the effects of food and gut microflora on the brain.

  • Research Grants of up to £7,000 - closing date 29th August 2014 !

    12 August 2014

    Would you like a small research grant to develop your interests? Research grants are available to those working in the NHS in Oxfordshire from the Oxfordshire Health Services Research Committee (OHSRC)

  • Academic Clinical Lecturerships (NIHR Integrated Academic Training Path)

    4 September 2013

    The post will be from amongst the following specialties: Neurology or Neurosurgery or General Psychiatry.

  • Werther Fever

    7 April 2014

    Eminent figures such as Professor Keith Hawton of Oxford University have been warning the media for years about copycat suicide. We need to remember that one in six of those who read newspapers and watch TV has a mental health problem and that 6,000 people take their lives every year – that's 16 families bereaved every day.

  • Major new grant for Immersive Virtual Reality Cognitive Treatment

    15 March 2017

    Professor Daniel Freeman has secured an MRC grant for his work on persecutory delusions.

  • Undergraduate Research Internships 2014

    14 March 2014

    The Cognitive Health in Ageing research group at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry is offering up to two Undergraduate Research Internships to be undertaken over an 8-week period this summer. This an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students interested in research to gain hands-on experience and develop their potential. Successful applicants will be reimbursed £180 a week for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be currently studying for their undergraduate degree in psychology, and be able to work for an eight week period during the summer (between June and October, 2014) in Oxford.