From Womb to Tomb: Stress Across a Lifetime

Stress. What does it mean to you? We probably all refer to it after a long or strenuous day at work, during a particularly heated family argument, or when thinking about our finances. But what does the word really mean, and why is it so important in our everyday lives? Can it increase our risk […]

Schizophrenia: From Lab Bench to Clinical Practice

Pint of Science, Manchester, 15th May 2017 In mid-May BAP members Peter Haddad, Jo Neill and Lisa Heaney spoke in a city centre pub in Manchester in a lively and interactive public engagement session entitled ‘Schizophrenia: From Lab Bench to Clinical Practice’. The presentations highlighted the importance of translational preclinical work and how research findings […]

Antipsychotic medication and weight gain

Introductio­­n This article, written primarily for people with mental health problems and their carers, is about weight gain with antipsychotic medication. Antipsychotics are a group of drugs that are mainly used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes in bipolar disorder. In both conditions, they are effective in treating symptoms and reducing the risk of a […]