Targeting new and existing treatments for common mental and behavioural disorders
The NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre is at the forefront of the University of Bristol’s mental health research. In a series of short films, created with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, we showcase the depth and breadth of mental health research taking place at Bristol, highlighting how inclusion is at the heart of impactful research.
Through our research, we aim to identify promising targets for clinical or policy interventions for common mental and behavioural disorders. We use our expertise in causal analyses: identifying the root cause of a disorder rather than simply treating the symptoms. Our research draws on randomised control trials, population cohorts and clinical networks. The disorders we research are psychosis, suicidal behaviour, depression, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Recognising and treating the root causes of mental health problems to identify intervention targets
Understanding, predicting and evaluating treatments for mental and behavioural disorders.
Developing and piloting novel psychological treatments
Get in touch
- David Gunnell
- 0117 928 7253
- Jack Teasdale
- 0117 331 4098
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