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Groundbreaking research making a difference to
healthcare and policy
These pieces of research were selected from 'Research and
psychiatry - making an impact'
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Newcastle University research discovered
a type of drug to treat two types of dementia, for which there
previously had been no effective treatment.
Edinburgh University research on major
depressive disorder faced by cancer patients has influenced 2010
NICE guidance and improved the quality of life for thousands of
Imperial College research on diagnosing
personality disorder has led the WHO and the UK Government to
rethinking their policies and directing resources to improving
King's College research into the mental
health consequences of deployment helped secure a pay increase for
members of the UK’s armed forces and influenced a top-level
military decision not to extend the length of operational
King's College research on prescribing
antipsychotics to patients with dementia, found serious physical
side effects and dramatically reduced prescription rates by 52%
Oxford University research discovered
that hundreds of lives could be saved by simply changing the size
of a pack of paracetamol.
Oxford University research into panic and
social anxiety disorder has been pivotal in developing new
cognitive therapies to help sufferers.
UCL research has supported fast access to
evidence-based psychological therapies to adults with depression
and anxiety, which represent the largest portion of mental health
problems in the UK.
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