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Mind and Body – don’t separate the inseparable

Why do so many of us think of our mental and physical health as completely separate entities? Even the healthcare professionals trusted to look after us, can sometimes forget to adopt a multidisciplinary approach when managing our conditions.

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We love a good debate!

One year ago this month, we listened to a range of expert opinions on clinical guidelines for recognising and managing psychosis and schizophrenia in adults.

Forming part of the Maudsley Debate series from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN),  the topic for the 54th exchange was “This House believes that NICE guideline “CG178 Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults” is unbiased and evidence based” -  and it was chaired by Professor Sarah Byford.

In favour of this statement was Professor Sonia Johnson and Professor Steve Pilling and the opposing views were presented by Professor Mark Taylor and Professor Clive Adams.

Listen again to their fascinating arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ and tell us what you think, or perhaps you have your own views on what you’d like to see amended (if anything) when the guidance comes up for review next year in 2018.

Learning at Work Week 2017

Learning at Work Week: 15 – 21 May 2017

Sometimes, it feels like there’s a special day, or an awareness week for pretty much everything, but during Learning at Work Week,  it’s no surprise that we’re fully-embracing the occasion here at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

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Understanding the Developing Brain

In Module 2 of our brand new online Applied Neuroscience MSc, we will present and discuss basic neuroscience techniques and highlight how these are used to expand our knowledge of brain development and function.

If you’re interested in the analysis of gene expression, immunohistochemistry and neuroimaging, you can feel confident that this module will provide you with important fundamental knowledge and help you to develop the skills needed to critically appraise neuroscience literature.

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Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc (June 2017)

We’re currently accepting applications for the next intake of our hugely popular Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc online master’s for 28 June. Applications close on 18 June.

From the programme’s launch in spring 2016, it became immediately apparent that many of you were desperately searching for a programme that truly explored the biological, psychological and socio-environmental factors important in the development and maintenance of mental health.

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Photo Competition: Enter now with #MyIoPPN

Dear staff and students

Over the next three weeks, we are running a photo competition, open to all staff, students (including online learning students) and alumni of the IoPPN. The photograph needs to capture something about life at the IoPPN, but beyond that there are no restrictions to the subject matter. It might be pictures of your research, doodles, brain imaging, campus shots or even revision notes! We hope to print and display the best photographs around the Institute.


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On the couch: Interview with Prof. Rodrigo Bressan

Welcome to our On the couch series. Today we’re joining Dr Dawn N. Albertson (Principal Teaching Fellow, IoPPN, King’s College London) as she talks to Professor Rodrigo A. Bressan, MD PhD (Dept. of Psychosis Studies, IoPPN, King’s College London) for an informal, but incredibly enlightening conversation about his work.

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Mental Health Awareness Week (8-12 May 2017)

This mental health awareness week serves as a timely reminder for us all to refocus our attentions on what good mental health or mental ill-health can look like.

The Mental Health Foundation describe good mental health as being more than simply the absence of a mental health problem, so they’ve chosen this week to view mental health from a different perspective. Instead of asking why so many of us are living with mental health problems, they’re seeking instead to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.


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Blog Spot: Patrick Leman

Patrick_047_smallEvery week, our new Blog Spot feature will highlight a blogger that catches our attention through a shared interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

We’re a pretty nosey bunch (professionally speaking of course) and we’re always fascinated to know what projects our colleagues are working on and what their thoughts are. Occasionally, we even get to discover what every day events make them tick.

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New Programme: Applied Neuroscience MSc (June 2017)

IoppnWhat can neuroscience teach us about mental health?  To answer this question, we’ll need to take a step back and begin with “What is neuroscience and how can studying the nervous system help us to better understand brain development, disease mechanisms and behaviours?”

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