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From Rejections to Connections

Prof Marco Catani

If you’re in London next week, please join Professor Marco Catani in celebration of research excellence at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. This free to attend one-hour lecture is open to students and non-students of King’s College London.

‘From rejections to connections’
Chair: Professor Anthony David
Vote of Thanks: Professor Steve Williams

Register here


Wed 6 December 2017

17:30 – 18:30 GMT


Wolfson Lecture Theatre

King’s College

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

16 De Crespigny Park



This inaugural lecture will be delivered by Marco Catani, Professor of Neuroanatomy and Psychiatry.

Avatar Therapy – a new approach for auditory hallucinations

Schizophrenia is a severe, long-term mental health disorder that causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

Described by doctors as a type of psychosis, someone with schizophrenia can sometimes feel unable to distinguish their own thoughts and ideas from that of reality. These symptoms can of course, be very disabling and distressing.

Symptoms of schizophrenia include:

•  hallucinations – hearing or seeing things that don’t existAvatar
•  delusions – unusual beliefs not based on reality
•  muddled thoughts based on hallucinations or delusions
•  changes in behaviour


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On the Couch: When mindfulness meets comedy


Dr Elena Antonova, Lecturer in Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, talks exclusively to comedian and mental health campaigner Professor Ruby Wax in this frank yet funny video about mental health and the role that mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has played in her life.

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Refugee Mental Health


Today, we’re delighted to welcome guest contributor Sohail Jannesari – a PhD student at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, looking at the effects of the asylum process on mental health in Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers.

This blog post is about refugee mental health and what’s an appropriate comparison group to assess improvements (concluding that we should ask refugees to decide what an appropriate comparison is).

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12 Myth-busting facts about an online master’s at the IoPPN

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Online learning can be a bit of a mystery.

Sometimes we compare it (unfairly) to on-campus courses that sound similar, and on other occasions, we rely too heavily on hearsay and anecdotal information in the absence of accuracy and facts.

So, we’re here to put that right!

“Separating online study facts from fiction”

This brand new infosheet is your handy guide to common misconceptions about studying online at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

It covers a dozen questions/concerns that you may typically have around:

  • Time commitments
  • The wording on your certificate
  • What tech you’ll need to get studying

Download your free myth-busting infosheet.

Blog Spot: Mental Health at Work

Our Blog Spot feature highlights individual blogs that have caught our attention through our shared interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

This week, we introduce you to the IoPPN Blog – Undergraduate & Postgraduate Perspectives which is a student-run blog for prospective and current students alike. It allows readers to get an insight into life at King’s, what it’s like to study in London, and to share their thoughts as psychology students.

To mark  #WorldMentalHealthDay today (10 October 2017), read why they feel “It is time to talk about mental health and wellbeing and break the culture of silence in the workplace.”

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Pain Management: an experiment

A European survey of more than 45,000 people in 16 countries revealed that almost 1 in 5 of the European population suffers chronic pain i.e. moderate or severe pain that persists for more than 6 months.*

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Tickets available now! Embracing Madness: 28 October 2017

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How many times have you used that expression or have heard someone say it to you?  Perhaps it was meant as a joke, or perhaps it was very much designed to be an insult.

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On the Couch: neuroscience in society

Welcome to back to our On the Couch series of interviews.

In this episode, we join Dr Daniel Glaser (Director, Science Gallery at Kings College London and module lead for Neuroscience in Society) together with former King’s student Dr Tara Swart (Neuroscientist, medical doctor and leadership coach) as they discuss the role of neuroscience in the workplace.

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Can CBT provide a solution to procrastination?


We all procrastinate, it’s a fact.

Pushing the ‘top of the to-do list task’ further down the list and doing anything else, as long as it is not the one thing which really needs doing. For most of us, although frustrating, it’s not a major issue, but for some, procrastination can cause real problems, affecting lives and leading to anxiety, stress and guilt.

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