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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

MRC Podcast: Professor Alan Stein

MRC Podcast: Professor Alan Stein

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Alan Stein talks about how his research is helping HIV-positive women with depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Department of Psychiatry researchers join the Curiosity Carnival

Department of Psychiatry researchers join the Curiosity Carnival

Curiosity Carnival is part of European Researchers’ Night. This is the first time that the University has taken part, and activities will be taking place across the city on 29 September.

Links between internet use and self harm

Links between internet use and self harm

A team of researchers systematically reviewed the evidence on connections between online activity and self harm.

Free poster: 'Coping with your low mood'

Free poster: 'Coping with your low mood'

Associate Professor Mina Fazel has developed this free resource for young people to help recognise and improve the symptoms of low mood.

Alex Kaltenboeck shortlisted for the MRC Max Perutz science writing competition

Alex Kaltenboeck shortlisted for the MRC Max Perutz science writing competition

PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry's PERL group has been shortlisted for his essay on the potential of sunshine to be harnessed as an antidepressant

Blog: 'Taking part in True Colours'

Blog: 'Taking part in True Colours'

Michael Spiers shares his personal experience of bipolar and taking part in the Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) mood monitoring system True Colours, developed at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry.

NY Times: 'A baby wails, and the adult world comes running'

NY Times: 'A baby wails, and the adult world comes running'

The research of scientists across the world, including Professor Morten Kringelbach, from the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, show how a baby's cry is neurologically and primally intertwined with breathing, and that adult brains are wired to react with the greatest urgency.

The hospital costs of self-harm

The hospital costs of self-harm

Study reveals the health service costs for hospital care of people who self-harm, emphasising the need for effective clinical services and prevention initiatives.

Rupert McShane and Michael Browning Awarded Associate Professorships

Rupert McShane and Michael Browning Awarded Associate Professorships

Pioneers of understanding causes, and new treatments for, mental health disorders are recognised in recent awards.

Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

Treating insomnia with online CBT could reduce anxiety, depression, and paranoia, according to a large randomised controlled trial led by Prof Daniel Freeman, published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Computational modelling to understand mechanisms of deep brain stimulation

Computational modelling to understand mechanisms of deep brain stimulation

Researchers have finally mapped the underlying whole-brain mechanisms for the use of DBS to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Intervention with HIV-positive parents successfully increases HIV-disclosure to young children

Intervention with HIV-positive parents successfully increases HIV-disclosure to young children

Ground breaking research led by a team of South African scientists proves that, given the right support, HIV-positive parents will disclose their status to their primary school aged children - with enormous potential for protecting children’s health in the long term.

New mobile app tackles paranoia

New mobile app tackles paranoia

People with paranoia will be asked to try a new NHS mobile app, developed by researchers at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, to try and slow down their negative thoughts as part of a research trial set to begin in Berkshire and Oxfordshire

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