A new paper published in Translational Psychiatry by Michal Graczyk, Barbara Sahakian, Trevor Robbins and Karen Ersche identified noradrenaline transporter gene polymorphism which interacts with cocaine use disorder diagnosis, impairing patient’s self-control. Cocaine use is a growing public health concern, with estimated 20 million users worldwide. However, not everyone who uses cocaine develops cocaine addiction, […]
Hospitality and real estate sectors have highest rates of common mental health problems
Mental health problems such as depression are most common in the hospitality and real estate sectors, but – at least before the COVID-19 pandemic – were on the increase across the board, according to new research. We would still strongly encourage industry leaders to take an urgent look and try to identify and address the […]
The impact of the initial COVID-19 outbreak on young adults’ mental health
Even though severe disease and any direct neuropsychiatric effects caused by COVID-19 are uncommon in younger people, the psychological, social, educational, and economic effects of repeated stay-at-home orders, and the emerging concern about the long-term effects of the pandemic might be expected to exert a toll that could endure long after the pandemic has receded. […]
Can AI improve our mental health services?
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 […]
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