11 October 2021
Dr Angharad de Cates and Dr Liliana Capitão were just two of the department's researchers presenting and publishing new research at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Conference 2021, in Lisbon.
8 October 2021
In a new policy briefing, a team of researchers at King’s College London and Oxford University highlight the multiple effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children and young people in the UK through their education and daily life, including challenges around social isolation, academic pressures, adjusting to online learning and coping with reopening of schools.
7 October 2021
Congratulations to our MSc in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience, Class of 2020/21 for successfully completing the course. This MSc was first launched in October 2019 and is run jointly with the Department of Psychiatry and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, together with essential contributions from allied departments and institutions in Oxford.
30 September 2021
New research shows that even a very simple intervention, administered by non-specialists with just 15 hours of training, can effectively treat depression during COVID-19.
29 September 2021
A new study from the University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) investigated long-COVID in over 270,000 people recovering from COVID-19 infection, using data from the US-based TriNetX electronic health record network.
28 September 2021
The OxWell School Survey 2021 highlights that younger children and adolescents are the least willing to have the COVID-19 vaccination. These young people come from the most socioeconomically deprived backgrounds, feel less belonging to their school community and think they have probably had COVID-19 already.
14 September 2021
This 3 day course, led by Professor Andrea Cipriani, will feature an engaging programme of lectures, hands-on tutorials, group discussions and supervised statistical sessions on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).
14 September 2021
The International Public Policy Observatory's (IPPO) Rapid Evidence Review has now been released. Co-authored by Professor Cathy Creswell, the Review was commissioned by the UK Department for Education following a recommendation from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
14 September 2021
We are pleased to announce that the competitive Department of Psychiatry DPhil and MSc courses are now open to applications for admission for the academic year 2022/23.
2 September 2021
This new study using Canadian and Swiss data showed that the risk calculator used to predict the likelihood of developing a major mood disorder was correct approximately 70% of the time. The study results suggest this may be a useful clinical tool in routine practice for improved individualised risk estimation of bipolar spectrum disorders among the adolescent offspring of a parent with a bipolar disorder.
3 August 2021
New research found that secondary school students with access to on-site school provision were more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as perceiving their mental wellbeing to have deteriorated during the first national lockdown, compared to students receiving remote school provision. Importantly, the poorer mental health for the group accessing school was explained by their different backgrounds and certain risk factors, such as past mental health needs and upcoming examinations.
3 August 2021
Using the electronic health records of over 5 million people aged under 30, researchers in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry found that eating disorders were diagnosed significantly more commonly in 2020 than in previous years, with the rate increasing steadily throughout the year.
2 August 2021
The athletes competing in the Olympics mount a tremendous responsibility on their shoulders. Representing the pinnacle of human performance, Olympians are not merely idolized for their athletic abilities, but also often praised for their moral character, sportsmanship, and/or mental resilience.
19 July 2021
New research shows that by lessening the severity and impact of persecutory symptoms of psychosis, it may be possible to reduce the likelihood of someone with psychosis having thoughts of suicide or harming themselves.
9 July 2021
Feeling Safe is a new treatment programme for persecutory delusions, which promises a step change in the treatment of severe mental health problems.
1 July 2021
New meta-analysis, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, shows adolescents with depressive symptoms were more likely to engage in risky behaviours compared with non-depressed adolescents.
29 June 2021
A new project has been awarded funding from the UKRI £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK.
28 June 2021
UKRI have announced a major £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK. One of the projects being funded is led by Professor Kam Bhui in the Department of Psychiatry, it will bring together diverse creative-arts, digital and health experts to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect adolescents' mental health.