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Professor Simon Gilbody chairs public lecture on World Mental Health day - Read more and book your place
A new report warns that drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners after release. Read more.
A research paper jointly led by Dr Shehzad Ali of University of York with Dr Diana Sonntag of Heidelberg University (Germany) found that obese individuals in poor socioeconomic group incur two times more healthcare costs over their lifetime than obese individuals in high socioeconomic group. Read more
An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers in the Department of Health Sciences. It can also prevent more severe depression from developing. Read more.
Simon Gilbody and Nicole Valtorta have contributed an article to Innovage Magazine which promotes excellence in health and eldercare. The article on "Loneliness in later life: opportunities and challenges for intervention" looks at what can be done to alleviate loneliness and isolation on older individuals". Read more.
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has named a research study led by Dr Peter Coventry (Mental Health and Addiction Research Group) Research Paper of the Year in the neurology, mental health and dementia category. Read more.
Simon Gilbody, CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber mental health and comorbidities theme lead, and his team, will provide an independent multi-method evaluation of a Health Foundation funded project entitled ‘Integrating mental, physical and social care in long term conditions' which is being run by King’s College London. Read more.
In a blog post for the British Geriatrics' Society, Najma Siddiqi discusses her paper "The PiTSTOP study: a feasibility cluster randomized trial of delirium prevention in care homes for older people" which was published in the journal Age and Ageing. Read more.
A paper published in the scientific journal Addiction, shows that nearly half of all women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to it once the baby is born. Read more.
The Royal Association of Deaf people (RAD) have given Professor Barry Wright a highly commended award for his 'outstanding contribution to the deaf community'. Read more.
The Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) has awarded Paul Toner a prestigious three year fellowship to develop an alcohol assessment measure for young people. Read more.
People who live in poorer areas in England are more likely to need mental healthcare but are less likely to access support and to recover from their symptoms following treatment, according to researchers in the Department of Health Sciences. Read more.
Researchers in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group have revealed computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression. Read more.
Funding has been secured for a new study to examine the success of a bespoke smoking cessation project aimed at those who have severe mental ill health. Read more.
Jan Böhnke, a research fellow in the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group, and member of HYMS, has received a prestigious award from the University of Trier for his PhD dissertation. Read more.
A new study of alcohol health workers has found that while many hospitals now employ specialist staff to deal with alcohol problems among patients, the work is often precarious and underfunded.
Noreen Mdege, a research fellow based in our Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, has been recognised by The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and the Journal in Social and Administrative Pharmacy for the strength of her reviews - more information.
Smoking prevalence is 50% higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers from the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group.
Watch Steve Parrott and Qi Wu talk about the economics of tobacco on a recent Youtube clip from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.
Department of Health Sciences researchers and their clinical NHS colleagues are expanding a project to investigate the health and wellbeing of newborn babies and their parents to include a study of depression during pregnancy and early motherhood. Read more.
The UK’s largest study into depression among older people, the CASPER Trial, has successfully reached its recruitment target. For further information about the CASPER trial see www.casperstudy.org.uk.