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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

'Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage', studies suggest

'Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage', studies suggest

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.

OMC awarded major Wellcome public engagement grant

OMC awarded major Wellcome public engagement grant

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, based in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded a major Public Engagement grant from Wellcome.

Study shows adolescent depression increases risk for violence

Study shows adolescent depression increases risk for violence

The findings of research conducted by Dr Rongqin Yu under the supervision of Profs Seena Fazel and Guy Goodwin with collaborators in Finland and the Netherlands emphasize the need for early detection and intervention.

Nightmares: identifying potential causal factors

Nightmares: identifying potential causal factors

Stephanie Rek, Bryony Sheaves and Daniel Freeman from the Department of Psychiatry have been exploring what contributes to bad dreams, and finding some surprising results.

Warneford Masterplan launched

Warneford Masterplan launched

Future plans for the development of the Warneford Hospital site, on which the Department of Psychiatry is based, have been published.

The wiser brain: insights from healthy elders

The wiser brain: insights from healthy elders

Dr Joana Cabral leads a study published in Scientific Reports, that reveals that participants with better cognitive performance have different brain activity even when resting quietly inside the MRI scanner.

BBC's World at One investigates world's biggest study into Alzheimer's Disease

BBC's World at One investigates world's biggest study into Alzheimer's Disease

Professors Clare Mackay and Simon Lovestone, reveal details of the ‘Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study’, led here at the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr Claire Sexton wins Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award

Dr Claire Sexton wins Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award

Dr Sexton, from the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, scoops the Early Career Researcher award for her work promoting healthy ageing in the brain.

Simon Lovestone knighted in Queen’s Birthday honours

Simon Lovestone knighted in Queen’s Birthday honours

Professor Simon Lovestone, MRCPsych, Professor of Translational Neuroscience, is knighted for services to neuroscience research.

Treatments for Eating Disorders are recommended by NICE

Treatments for Eating Disorders are recommended by NICE

A treatment developed in the Department of Psychiatry is recommended for all forms of eating disorder seen in adults.

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