A new study by researcher Luma Bashmi looks at the Psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers at the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain. The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis with a long-term psychological impact on healthcare workers. As the pandemic moves towards endemic status, little knowledge exists on how […]
There is growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to improve the efficiency and personalisation of mental health services. A new essay by PhD researcher Emma Rocheteau discusses the role of AI in psychiatry, particularly how it can improve diagnosis, monitoring of symptoms, and deliver personalised treatment. This essay was awarded the […]
Adult and adolescent cannabis users are no more likely than non-users to lack motivation or be unable to enjoy life’s pleasure, new research has shown, suggesting there is no scientific basis for the stereotype often portrayed in the media. Cannabis users also show no difference in motivation for rewards, pleasure taken from rewards, or […]
In 2017, Ninja Theory, advised by Cambridge academic Professor Paul Fletcher, took the gaming world by storm with Hellblade, which accurately depicted psychosis. Now the company has teamed up with one of Fletcher’s PhD students to see whether gaming might help improve people’s mental health.