Brain scans may be used in biological tests of mental illnesses Computer vision is looking into the brain images of unquiet minds in search for an objective assessment of mental illnesses. Unlike other areas of medicine, psychiatry doesn’t yet have … Continue reading
Jeremy K.* , a survivor at Making Waves, advocates that mental health care professionals should be open to learn about the cultural background of their patients.
Jeremy is surprised at the lack of ethnic minority psychiatrists, nurses and other health care providers that have an important role in mental health care. When presenting his observations as a consultant to the Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) initiative, Jeremy received a honest reply from one psychiatrist. The clinician said he was treating mainly minority patients, but he didn’t know how an African-Caribbean person is like when he is not unwell. Continue reading
Peter Liddle and his research group aim to take scientific information about how the brain works and use it to diagnose mental illnesses and suggest the best treatment in clinical practice.
Psychiatry expert Peter Liddle is the director of the new Centre for Translational Neuroimaging at the Institute of Mental Health, in Nottingham, launched on the 30 October. His multidisciplinary team has five permanent researchers and around 20 contributors. Continue reading
Psychology expert Victoria Tischler teaches art skills to individuals at a forensic hospital to help them recover from mental distress, but she explains that art and fashion may also be effective in reducing stigma. Continue reading