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People and culture at the Department of Psychiatry in 2022

Associate Head of Department for People and Culture Professor Catherine Harmer on how the department has been building a positive working environment.

Department of Psychiatry research successes in 2022

Associate Head of Department for Research Professor Paul Harrison reflects on research successes of 2022

Crucial funding will support development of innovative virtual reality treatment for needle phobia

Virtual reality

A project aimed at helping people overcome fear of needles will get underway at Oxford University thanks to support from the Beryl Alexander Charity.

Treating mental illness with electricity - new podcast

Depression Mental Health

A new wave of treatments that stimulate the brain with electricity are showing promise on patients and in clinical trials.

Dr Maxime Taquet gets third Royal College of Psychiatrists award

Awards

Dr Maxime Taquet has been named the Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year in the Royal College of Psychiatrists RCPsych Awards 2022.

The risk of seizures and epilepsy is higher after COVID than after the flu

COVID-19

Professor Arjune Sen, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, on new research suggesting that though the overall risk of seizures is small, it is greater after COVID

Hours of gaming not negatively impacting wellbeing of most adolescents - new study

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Mental Health

University of Oxford researchers found that although many school-age adolescents are spending considerable time gaming, it is not having a negative impact on their wellbeing.

Friendly monkeys have friendly microbes

More sociable monkeys have a higher abundance of certain beneficial gut bacteria, and a lower abundance of potentially disease-causing bacteria, new research has found.

Few mental health apps make it to real world, according to new Oxford University study

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Mental Health

Despite enthusiasm for digital technology in addressing young people’s mental health, few effective apps have been successfully rolled out.

Dr Jane Walker gets prestigious ACLP award

Awards Integrated care

Dr Jane Walker is the first person from outside the US to win the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Research Professor Award.

Major award given to Professor Chris Fairburn

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

Professor Christopher Fairburn has been awarded the 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology.

MSc Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience: Class 2021/22 Prizes

Awards Course

Congratulations to our MSc in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience, Class of 2021/22 for successfully completing the course.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

Mental Health

Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients.

Dementia research - new trial with diabetes drug

Alzheimer's disease Mental Health

An important new trial will test the effects of oral semaglutide on the build-up of a protein in the brain that characterises Alzheimer's disease.

New study shows higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability

Mental Health

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers at the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust found a substantially higher rate of fractures in people with intellectual disability compared with people of the same age and gender without an intellectual disability

Engagement with arts and culture can have a positive impact on mental health in young people

Child and adolescent Mental Health

A new study finds that engaging with arts and culture online can improve mental health in young people.

Novel Use of Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Lymph Nodes Helps Scientists Study Brain and Immunity

A new study investigates immune mechanisms that underlie a brain disease called NMDAR-antibody encephalitis, an autoimmune disease in which antibodies are produced, and subsequently disrupt brain NMDA receptors, crucial in maintaining normal brain function.

Increased Risk of Some Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Remains 2 Years After COVID-19 Infection

COVID-19 Mental Health

New study from the University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre investigated neurological and psychiatric diagnoses in over 1.25 million people following diagnosed COVID-19 infection, using data from the US-based TriNetX electronic health record network.

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