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Frontline workers need better mental health support, experts say

Researchers have called for urgent improvements to mental health support for frontline healthcare workers in England. A team of psychiatrists and psychologists from University College...
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New research highlights “invisible crisis in children’s mental health”

One in eight children have mental disorders requiring treatment but even high-income countries are failing to provide most of these children with support, a...
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Mental illness linked to increased risk of TB

Mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia are associated with an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB), new research has shown. A recent study set out...
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Over 6% of Europeans suffer with depression, study finds

Depression affects over 6% of the European population and prevalence is higher in women than men, new research has discovered. A study of 27 European...
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New treatment improves mental health of cardiac patients

A new mental health treatment can significantly improve symptoms of anxiety and depression in heart disease patients, research has found. A recent study, led by...
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Immune system dysfunction and cannabis use linked to psychosis

A combination of inflammatory cytokines in the blood and regular cannabis use, or use at a young age, can increase the chances of developing...
UK patients want access to mental health services and green spaces

UK patients want access to mental health services and green spaces

A recent YouGov survey commission by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has revealed that over one third of British patients want access to mental health...
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Rise in cost and usage of antidepressants sparks concern

An alarming surge in the usage and cost of antidepressants in 2020 has been recorded by researchers from the University of Huddersfield. Researchers conducted a...
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COVID-19 linked to increase in child mental health disorders

Cases of mental health disorders in children have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has found. A study has found that the COVID-19...
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Study suggests the immune system triggers the effects of psychosis

Novel research has indicated a correlation between genetic changes that influence the brain’s immune system and psychosis, potentially advancing treatments. The study, conducted by researchers...
Psilocybin-assisted therapy for mental health: a new paradigm?

Psilocybin-assisted therapy for mental health: a new paradigm?

We are living through a mental health crisis. Existing treatments barely scratch the surface of the problem, and have not translated into real-world benefit...
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Study suggests that depression symptoms may be reduced through education

A novel mental health monitor has indicated that the lives of people with depression symptoms could be drastically improved if others understood their condition. The...
Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

A breakthrough study has provided new insights into the biological basis of mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar, that offers a promising blood...
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Grasp: mental health management with a diary without words

Grasp’s innovative mental health self-management device helps patients understand their symptoms and could provide a sustainable solution to overwhelmed healthcare providers. Grasp AS is a...
UK funds mental health recovery plan with £500m

UK funds mental health recovery plan with £500m

The UK government is funding a mental health recovery with £500m that will support hundreds of thousands of people living with mental health conditions. As...

XPhyto Therapeutics diversifies into psychedelics with new labs

XPhyto Therapeutics is diversifying into psychedelic medicines by launching XPhyto Laboratories. Among the leading contenders in the race to pioneer new blockbuster psychiatric drugs is...
Social prescribing in England receives £2m transformation investment

Social prescribing in England receives £2m transformation investment

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the transformation of social prescribing sites across England. To mark Social Prescribing Day, the 21 sites have been developed...
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Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare staff welfare

Drs Natalie Ashburner and Richard Gilpin of the Doctors’ Association UK discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare of healthcare staff.
UK mental health support funding boost for children and young people

UK mental health support funding boost for children and young people

The UK is boosting mental health support for children and young people with £79m of funding. The UK government is providing mental health funding to...
Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

The world’s first trial investigating the role of MDMA therapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder has shown positive results. Awakn Life Sciences' Bristol...

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