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'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.

BBC: Could psychosis be an autoimmune disease?

BBC: Could psychosis be an autoimmune disease?

As part of an online BBC series - 'Rethinking mental illness' - Prof Belinda Lennox explains her latest research and the new direction it is taking the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study

The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study

'Sir Simon Lovestone, a professor of translational neuroscience at Oxford University, explains the evidence behind treating Alzheimer’s disease' for The Daily Mail

'Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries, as experts warn brain damage may fuel crime'

'Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries, as experts warn brain damage may fuel crime'

Prof Seena Fazel at the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, and co-authors, recently published a paper in The Lancet Psychiatry highlighting the high proportion of prison inmates having suffered previous head injuries. The Telegraph reports.

Presenting evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-harm Prevention

Presenting evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-harm Prevention

CLAHRC Oxford supported researchers were recently invited to present evidence to the ‘suicide and self-harm’ All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The group were surprised and impressed by the evidence presented and intend to forward it to the Minister for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt.

'Antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression'

'Antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression'

Network meta-analysis led by Dr Andrea Cipriani of 522 trials includes the largest amount of unpublished data to date.

Pioneering dementia study opens first site in England in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

Pioneering dementia study opens first site in England in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

People over the age of 50 are being invited by the NHS to join a pioneering European-wide study looking at long term risks for developing Alzheimer’s dementia.

5th Course on Network Meta-Analysis

5th Course on Network Meta-Analysis

Andrea Cipriani leads this 3-day interactive course with lectures, group work, hands-on tutorials and supervised statistical sessions for clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

Major award to develop VR treatment in the NHS for mental health disorders

Major award to develop VR treatment in the NHS for mental health disorders

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) awarded £4 million to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality (VR) in the NHS.

A tribute: Elisa Favaron

A tribute: Elisa Favaron

Valeria Frighi honours friend and colleague, Elisa Favaron, who tragically passed away on 19th January 2018 from breast cancer.

Intensive treatment of postnatal depression benefits children

Intensive treatment of postnatal depression benefits children

Early intervention for PND using a combination of psychological treatments can transform outcomes for both mothers and children.

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorders

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorders

The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford are launching a new collaboration bringing together the fields of psychiatry and data science.

2018 Away Day in Pictures

2018 Away Day in Pictures

On 9 January 2018 the Department of Psychiatry came together in the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, to share ideas and latest research.

A new harmonic language decodes the effects of LSD

A new harmonic language decodes the effects of LSD

A large international team of researchers, including Prof Morten Kringelbach at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, have uncovered changes in whole-brain dynamics caused by LSD.

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