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Division of Psychiatry


    The UCL Division of Psychiatry is part of the Faculty of Brain Sciences in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. We carry out research into both the causes of psychiatric disorder and their management and treatment. Our interests include psychiatric epidemiology, molecular genetics, palliative care, health services research and randomised trials specialising in complex interventions in primary and mental health care. We receive funding from the MRC, NIHR, the Wellcome Trust as well as other medical charities. The PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit is a partnership between the Division of Psychiatry, the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, and the Department of Statistical Science.

    We teach medical undergraduates on the MB BS course and run the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences and MSc Mental Health Sciences Research. We have an active postgraduate PhD research programme.

    Many members of the Division also work as clinicians in Camden and Islington, North East London or East London Foundation Trusts.

    The Director of the Division is Professor Glyn Lewis

    Division of Psychiatry Newsblog

    Therapeutic Relationships in Acute Care: a survivor researcher’s perspective on a new UCL study

    Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:10:16 +0000

    A team led by UCL Psychiatry researchers has recently published the main findings from the NIHR-supported TAS 2 study, a mixed methods investigation of therapeutic relationships in crisis houses and on acute wards. Crisis houses are 24 hour staffed residential services in the community that aim to support people who would otherwise be at high […]

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    Orii McDermott’s Aging & Mental Health paper now one of the journal’s most read in recent years!

    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:34:43 +0000

    “The importance of music for people with dementia: the perspectives of people with dementia, family carers, staff and music therapists” by Dr Orii McDermott is now available in Aging & Mental Health, Volume 18, Issue 6, 2014 at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13607863.2013.875124 and is rated as one of the most viewed this year!

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    Recent paper in Nature by UCL researchers

    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:43:24 +0000

    Recent paper in Nature identifies over 100 loci associated with schizophrenia. Colleagues from the UCL Division of Psychiatry (McQuillin, Curtis, Bramon) are co-authors in this paper lead by Cardiff and Harvard as part of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. S Ripke et al. Nature 000, 1-7 (2014) doi:10.1038/nature13595 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v511/n7510/full/nature13595.html#affil-auth    

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