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Potential New Target to Prevent or Delay Dementia

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New study shows targeting arterial stiffening earlier in a person’s lifespan could provide cognitive benefits in older age and may help to delay the onset of dementia.

Over One Quarter of UK Population are Hesitant about COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19

The most comprehensive study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to date shows a majority willing to be vaccinated, but a substantial minority concerned. Researchers from the University of Oxford surveyed a representative group of 5,114 UK adults about an approved COVID-19 vaccine for the NHS.

New Format - Virtual Course on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Course

This new 2+1 day course includes two teaching days, plus an engaging virtual networking session, followed by a feedback day entirely dedicated to discussion of delegates' projects and how to publish them. New format and excellent tutors, apply today!

SSRI Treatment in Young People with Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety Depression Mental Health

Results from an insight review commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, highlights what is currently known about the benefits and risks of using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of depression and anxiety in young people.

Collaborating with Youth is Key to Studying Mental Health Management

Anxiety Depression Mental Health

The Global Mental Health Databank, a feasibility study, hopes to enable youth from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and India to work directly with mental health researchers to better understand how young people can manage their own mental health.

People in Prison Must be Part of Public Health Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Mental Health

Preventing serious complications from COVID-19 in potentially vulnerable populations in high risk environments, such as prisons, and preventing spread to surrounding communities needs a coordinated evidence-based approach to managing outbreaks of COVID-19 in prison settings.

2020 Most Highly Cited Researchers

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6 researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.

Return to School Leads to Improvement in Children's Mental Health

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Latest report from the Co-SPACE (COVID-19 Supporting Parents, Adolescents, and Children in Epidemics) survey highlights that for participating primary school aged children behavioural and restless/attentional difficulties increased between March and June. These difficulties generally decreased from July.

Almost 20% of COVID-19 Patients Receive Psychiatric Diagnosis within 90 Days

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New study suggests that having COVID-19 increases a person’s risk of developing psychiatric disorders, and that having a psychiatric disorder increases the chance of getting COVID-19. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, used the TriNetX electronic health records of 69 million people in the USA including over 62,000 cases of COVID-19.

Multi-million-pound Renewal of Funding for DPUK's Dementia Research

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The UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) has confirmed renewal of funding for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), in partnership with industry and the third sector.

Hearing Voices

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Two thirds of people who experience auditory hallucinations will hear voices which criticise or threaten them. New research seeks to learn from people who hear nasty voices about what it’s like to be around other people. This new in-depth interview study offers a unique insight into the factors that lead to social isolation.

Our Mental Wellness Series

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The Our Mental Wellness series is organised by the Department of Experimental Psychology. There will be 7 talks in this first series from experts in the field of mental health. Topics include stress and anxiety, sleep, depression and low mood, mistrust and paranoia, eating disorders, coping with trauma and bullying.

U-Flourish Student Wellbeing and Academic Success Survey 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health

All Oxford students are invited to take part in the U-Flourish survey from 22 October 2020. The aim of the project is to better understand the factors that contribute to student wellbeing, mental health, and academic success, particularly how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected students and their learning.

Statins Safe for People Suffering with Mental Illness

Mental Health

New study of more than 1 million people shows statins are safe for people with common neuropsychiatric outcomes, such as new episodes of suicidal behaviours, depression, anxiety or seizures.

27th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self-Harm & Lancet Psychiatry Suicide Symposium

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These two annual meetings organised by the Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, for researchers from the UK and Ireland were merged into two virtual workshops this year. The first focused on research related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on suicide and self-harm and the second on other research in the field of suicidal behaviour.

Professor Keith Hawton Awarded CBE for Services to Suicide Prevention

Awards

Professor Hawton joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford many years ago and became Professor of Psychiatry in 1996. His work on suicide and self-harm continues to lead the field with new guidance, studies, and publications.

New Research to Tackle COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Received £2m Boost

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Professor Cathy Creswell, based in the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry has been awarded £495k for research to evaluate an online therapy programme for children with anxiety problems, to see if it is an effective remote alternative to existing mental health treatment services and could help treat anxiety problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Mental Health Day 2020

Expert researchers at the Department of Psychiatry share insights and expertise into mental health issues with celebrity interviewers in open and engaging online conversations.

New partnership with King Abdulaziz University aims to revolutionise drug discovery using artificial intelligence

The University of Oxford and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) have partnered to create a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine.

Computer Model Explains Altered Decision Making in Schizophrenia

An international team of scientists, including researchers at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, have built a computer ‘brain circuit’ that mirrors human decision-making processes and sheds light on how circuits might be altered in psychiatric diseases.

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