UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


DCAL research features in Lancet editorial

20 March 2012


Joanna Atkinson's research into voice hallucinations in deaf people with psychosis was highlighted in an editorial  of the Lancet published on 12 March 2012. The editorial was a commentary on a wider review by the journal on the mental health of deaf people.

The editorial focused on issues relating to the need to provide flexible and responsive services to deaf people. Dr. Joanna Atkinson's research was used as an example to show how the appropriate diagnosis of schizophrenia amongst deaf sign language users can be improved through clinicians taking account of the latest academic work . The editorial also cited the consequences of often poor communication between deaf patients and health professionals.   

For more information Dr. Joanna Atkinson's research please visit the following webpage.