Tag Archives: Department of Psychiatry: University of Oxford

Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Screening for Dementia at the Opticians? (BBC News / NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary A simple eye test, at high street opticians, for thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) could in future help predict which persons are at risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Optician’s eye test ‘could spot … Continue reading

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Driving With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (EBMH / The Mental Elf / Canadian Geriatrics Journal)

Summary A review the current guidelines and evidence relating to driving and dementia (and driving with mild cognitive impairment) which is intended to help clinicians offer advice and make decisions about driving safety. The assessment tools / strategies available are … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be a treatment option for recurrent clinical depression, as a possible alternative to maintenance antidepressant treatment. The Prevention of Depressive Relapse or Recurrence (PREVENT) Trial tested whether MBCT with support to taper or discontinue … Continue reading

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UK Biobank: Ambitious Imaging Data Collection (BBC News / European Psychiatry)

Summary Around 100,000 of the 500,000 adults aged 40-69 and currently enrolled in UK Biobank are to be invited to take part in detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other major organs. This will be the world’s biggest scanning … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Increases Risk of Premature Mortality (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Research at the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, based on Swedish medical records for over two million people between 1969 and 2009, indicates that brain injury can treble the risk of premature mortality. Statistically, only 0.2% of … Continue reading

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