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All antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

All antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

Meta-analysis led by Dr Andrea Cipriani of 522 trials includes the largest amount of unpublished data to date, and finds that antidepressants are more effective than placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression in adults.

Pioneering dementia study opens first site in England in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Pioneering dementia study opens first site in England in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

People over the age of 50 are being invited by the NHS to join a pioneering European-wide study looking at long term risks for developing Alzheimer’s dementia.

5th Course on Network Meta-Analysis

5th Course on Network Meta-Analysis

Andrea Cipriani leads this 3-day interactive course with lectures, group work, hands-on tutorials and supervised statistical sessions for clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

Major award to develop VR treatment in the NHS for mental health disorders

Major award to develop VR treatment in the NHS for mental health disorders

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) awarded £4 million to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality (VR) in the NHS.

A tribute: Elisa Favaron

A tribute: Elisa Favaron

Valeria Frighi honours friend and colleague, Elisa Favaron, who tragically passed away on 19th January 2018 from breast cancer.

Intensive treatment of postnatal depression benefits children

Intensive treatment of postnatal depression benefits children

Early intervention for PND using a combination of psychological treatments can transform outcomes for both mothers and children.

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorders

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorders

The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford are launching a new collaboration bringing together the fields of psychiatry and data science.

2018 Away Day in Pictures

2018 Away Day in Pictures

On 9 January 2018 the Department of Psychiatry came together in the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, to share ideas and latest research.

A new harmonic language decodes the effects of LSD

A new harmonic language decodes the effects of LSD

A large international team of researchers, including Prof Morten Kringelbach at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, have uncovered changes in whole-brain dynamics caused by LSD.

Tim Crow awarded OBE in New Year Honours

Tim Crow awarded OBE in New Year Honours

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and former Director of the Prince of Wales International Centre has been recognised for his pioneering research into the causes of schizophrenia.

Prestgious prizes and grants for Psychiatry researchers

Prestgious prizes and grants for Psychiatry researchers

Dr Anya Topiwala and Dr Sana Suri will be heading to Nice and Montreal to pick up an award and to take up a research travel grant in spring 2018.

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

Prof Simon Lovestone cycles to Buckingham Palace to receive knighthood

Professor Lovestone, who is receiving a knighthood on 7 December, in recognition of his research into Alzheimer's disease, will be cycling to the Palace as part of a 300 mile ride for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Adam Al-Diwani wins the Margaret Temple Award

Adam Al-Diwani wins the Margaret Temple Award

Wellcome DPhil Training Fellowship researcher is awarded BMA grant given to assist research into schizophrenia.

Trust Me I'm a Doctor: Mental Health Special

Trust Me I'm a Doctor: Mental Health Special

On 1 November, BBC Two's flagship medical show focuses on two areas of research at the Department of Psychiatry. Find out more about the research here.

'This computer model is unlocking why people suffer from depression'

'This computer model is unlocking why people suffer from depression'

Wired magazine profiles Michael Browning and Erdem Pulcu's work investigating whether a tendency to alter how we prioritise the processing of negative and positive events can bias our beliefs.

Dolphin brains show signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dolphin brains show signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

A review led by Professor Simon Lovestone has found the first unambiguous signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a wild animal.

The Guardian: 'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

The Guardian: 'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

Simon Hattenstone experiences the pioneering work done by Professor Daniel Freeman and other leading specialists across the world into treating mental health disorders using virtual reality.

Nature vs Nurture in Human Brain Activity

Nature vs Nurture in Human Brain Activity

Giles Colclough and Mark Woolrich investigate the relative importance of genetic factors and environment between twins to determine functional connectivity in human brain activity.

ROADMAP launches public information leaflet

ROADMAP launches public information leaflet

University of Oxford-led ROADMAP project releases public leaflet

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