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Automatic decision-making prevents us harming others – new study

Automatic decision-making prevents us harming others – new study
Description
The processes our brains use to avoid harming other people are automatic and reflexive – and quite different from those used when avoiding harm to ourselves, according to new research.
Date:
15/10/2020

Rethinking Psychosis Treatment in Young People

Description
New treatments which identify existing treatments could be repurposed for effective use in psychosis which can move towards better and more personalised medicine.
Date:
08/10/2020

University of Birmingham joins forces with NSPCC to improve approaches to child suicide risk

University of Birmingham joins forces with NSPCC to improve approaches to child suicide risk
Description
Psychologists at the University of Birmingham are working with The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help the charity in its response to children who are at risk of suicide.
Date:
09/09/2020

Targeted treatment for depression could benefit patients with psychosis

Targeted treatment for depression could benefit patients with psychosis
Description
Patients with early onset psychosis may benefit from treatment for depression, including with anti-depressants alongside other medication, new research shows.
Date:
17/08/2020

Brain waves can be used to predict future pain sensitivity

Brain waves can be used to predict future pain sensitivity
Description
Rhythms produced by the brain can reliably be used to predict how sensitive we are to pain, new research shows.
Date:
06/08/2020

Safe gaming – new guidelines will support children online

Safe gaming – new guidelines will support children online
Description
Research into how young people can be supported to use online gaming safely to enhance their mental wellbeing has been launched at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/07/2020

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents – study.

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents – study.
Description
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.
Date:
01/07/2020

Coronavirus: Can we 'reset' our world and boost well-being?

Coronavirus: Can we 'reset' our world and boost well-being?
Description
The 'Well-Being in a Covid World' Policy Commission has been set up by the European University of Well-Being (EUniWell) as an alliance of seven top European universities which also includes Birmingham.
Date:
25/06/2020
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