11 December 2020
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.
8 December 2020
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!
24 November 2020
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.
23 November 2020
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.
23 November 2020
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.
16 November 2020
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.
10 November 2020
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.
5 November 2020
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.
3 November 2020
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.
2 November 2020
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.
20 October 2020
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.
15 October 2020
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.
15 October 2020
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.
12 October 2020
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.
12 October 2020
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.
9 October 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
1 October 2020
The University of Oxford and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) have partnered to create a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine.
29 September 2020
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.