Antipsychotic drug use linked to slightly decreased brain volume in people with schizphrenia.

A new study has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients’ cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did […]

Men and women with autism found to show an extreme version of the typical male brain.

The largest ever psychological study of sex differences in adults with autism has found that both males and females with autism on average show an extreme of the typical male mind, where systemising (the drive to look for underlying rules in a system) is stronger than empathising (the ability to recognize the thoughts and feelings […]

Cue reactivity in compulsive sexual behaviour is similar to drug addicts

A new study by researchers in the BCNI has found that individuals suffering from compulsive sexual behaviour (CSB) respond to sexually explicit stimuli in a similar way to people suffering from drug addiction respond to drug-related stimuli. CSB consists of excessive or problematic engagement in sex, to a degree where it impacts an individual’s life. In […]

PhD student Elijah Mak wins public vote poster prize at The School of Clinical Medicine research day

Congratulations to PhD student Elijah Mak on winning the public vote poster prize at the 2014 Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine research day, which was held at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We caught up with Elijah after the event, and he told us: ”It was great to be part of the 2014 School of Clinical Medicine Research […]