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New: Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health

New: Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health

Now open for applications. This exciting new course runs from 6 to 8 January 2019 at the University of Oxford.

ADHD medications: large scale review

ADHD medications: large scale review

A new study co-authored by the Department of Psychiatry's Prof Andrea Cipriani shows that of all available drugs, methylphenidate should be first option for short-term treatment in children.

'Depression and anxiety during pregnancy more common among young women today'

'Depression and anxiety during pregnancy more common among young women today'

Prof Alan Stein co-authors a new paper revealing the increase of depression and anxiety in today's generation of young pregnant women.

Study provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered automatically in virtual reality

Study provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered automatically in virtual reality

Pioneering clinical trial of automated virtual reality (VR) psychological therapy for fear of heights.

The Guardian: 'NHS clinical trials are the envy of the world'

The Guardian: 'NHS clinical trials are the envy of the world'

The Guardian highlights the PREVENT study with which Ivan Koychev, clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, is involved.

OxTALENT 2018 winner for ‘a true partnership’

OxTALENT 2018 winner for ‘a true partnership’

Members of the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society group, Gabriela Pavarini, Jessica Lorimer, Arianna Manzini and Ilina Singh have won an OxTalent 2018 Public Engagement Award.

The One Show: SlowMo Story

The One Show: SlowMo Story

The app designed by researchers at the Department of Psychiatry to slow down negative thoughts of people with paranoia appeared on the BBC's The One Show. They revealed how one of the first users, Angie, is benefiting from this innovative approach.

Impact of paternal post-traumatic stress disorder on the children of military fathers

Impact of paternal post-traumatic stress disorder on the children of military fathers

Prof Alan Stein and colleagues examined the impact of PTSD on children whose fathers had been in the armed forces.

Oxford Academic Psychiatry Autumn School 2018

Oxford Academic Psychiatry Autumn School 2018

Details have been announced of this year's autumn school.

Sarah Reeve awarded DPhil

Sarah Reeve awarded DPhil

Dr Sarah Reeve was delighted to be awarded a DPhil for her research into the relationship between sleep and psychosis.

Victims of cyberbullying at greater risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviors

Victims of cyberbullying at greater risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviors

Findings of investigation into the link between cyberbullying and self-harm and suicide in children and young people.

Dr Kate Saunders outlines potential of digital phenotying

Dr Kate Saunders outlines potential of digital phenotying

New treatment targets for mental health disorders can be identified by using data collected from wearables and mobile phones.

'Tapping the full potential of Europe's health data'

'Tapping the full potential of Europe's health data'

A focus on the EU and industry-funded EMIF project, co-coordinated by Professor Simon Lovestone, which has created a secure online platform consolidating metadata from a wide variety of sources.

Professor Michael Gelder (1929 - 2018)

Professor Michael Gelder (1929 - 2018)

A tribute to the founder of the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry.

Prof Simon Lovestone and Oxford win major MRC Mental Health Pathfinder Award

Prof Simon Lovestone and Oxford win major MRC Mental Health Pathfinder Award

Oxford is one of nine universities to receive a multimillion pound grant from the MRC to harness the power of data science for mental health research.

Prof Ilina Singh on the ethics of medicating children for ADHD

Prof Ilina Singh on the ethics of medicating children for ADHD

The Professor of Neuroscience and Society at the Department of Psychiatry talks to Tes (Times Educational Supplement).

Treating depression in cancer hugely increases quality of life, but probably not length of life

Treating depression in cancer hugely increases quality of life, but probably not length of life

Professor Michael Sharpe and colleagues identify that treating depression doesn’t make cancer patients live longer, but it does make lives immeasurably better.

'LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos'

'LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos'

VICE magazine reports on the research of postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, Selen Atasoy.

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