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Mental Health

Along with Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Older Persons’ Mental Health Services, Solent NHS Trust provides a number of services to support mental health amongst all sections of the community. As part of their work they collaborate on a number of research projects designed to inform future treatments.

On-going Research

 

 

 

Understanding Sex Differences in Disruptive Behaviour in Children and Teenagers: The FemNAT-CD Study To examine the behavioural and neurobiological characteristics of female children and adolescents with severe anti-social behaviour and how they differ from their typically developing female peers, particularly in terms of emotion processing and emotion regulation.  The study team also intend to study sex differences in anti-social behaviour by comparing each of these groups to typically developing males and males with severe anti-social behaviour.
DPIM 2 - Schizophrenia - DNA Polymorphisms in Mental Illness. Genetic Case Control & Brain Imaging Studies of Mental Illness, Autism and Alzheimer's Dementia To look at the relationship between polymorphisms and gene mutations to fine map genes that may increase susceptibility to psychiatric illness.
DPIM 3 - Alcoholism - DNA Polymorphisms in Mental Illness. Genetic Case Control & Brain Imaging Studies of Mental Illness, Autism and Alzheimer's Dementia To look at the relationship between polymorphisms and gene mutations to fine map genes that may increase susceptibility to psychiatric illness.
SCIMITAR plus - A Smoking Cessation Intervention for severe Mental Ill health Trial (SCIMITAR). A Pilot Study and Definitive Randomised Evaluation of A Smoking Cessation Intervention for severe Mental Ill health Trial (SCIMITAR). A pilot study and definitive randomised evaluation of a bespoke smoking cessation service.
SHARe 2014 - South Hampshire Register (SHARe) 2014 This project will be a supplement to the South Hampshire ADHD Register (SHARe) – a clinical research database for ADHD patients. This phase of the study aims to provide a national clinical and genetic database for ADHD researchers.
Prevalence and Correlates of Debt in Bipolar Disorder and Depression: A Comparison and Prospective Study of Changes over Time The aim of this study is to explore the experience of patients who have undergone investigations for sciatica, to gain an understanding of how patients experience investigations as part of their overall sciatica management. Up to 15 patients who have recently undergone investigations for sciatica will be interviewed using a semi-structured format. The intention is that this account will help health care providers understand patient’s experiences and to plan and provide sciatica care that is effective, evidence based and acceptable to patients.
PROMDEP - Feasibility Study for a Randomised Controlled Trial of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the Assessment and Follow-up Monitoring of Patients with Depression in Primary Care This study looks at whether giving individualised personal feedback to people being treated for depression can help them get better more quickly.  This is consistent with a general trend towards involving people more in their own care, through the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) which involve patients assessing their own symptoms, daily functioning, and quality of life and feeding back to the professionals involved in their care.  Benefit has been shown from the use of PROMs in specialist psychological and psychiatric practice, but this approach has not been researched in UK general practice yet.
DPIM 1 - Bi-Polar - DNA Polymorphisms in Mental Illness. Genetic Case Control & Brain Imaging Studies of Mental Illness, Autism and Alzheimer's Dementia To look at the relationship between polymorphisms and gene mutations to fine map genes that may increase susceptibility to psychiatric illness.
What is the Experience of Young People being Taught Mindfulness in DBT? The main goal of this research is to explore the experiences of young people between 13 and 18 years old who are taught Mindfulness as part of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  The question that we want to answer is: ‘What is it like for young people learning Mindfulness in DBT?’. This is an important question because young people are being offered DBT as a treatment for selfharm, suicidal behaviour and other behaviours that are damaging to themselves or other people. It is important to know whether the treatment makes a difference to young people and whether the different parts of the treatment, in this case mindfulness, are experienced as useful.
Treatment and Recovery in Psychosis: TRIumPH; Version 1 - Feasibility study of implementing an adapted psychosis pathway based on principles of stroke The aim of this study is to adapt a psychosis pathway that will address the unmet health needs of patients with psychosis.  The benefits of testing this intervention will result in improved patient outcomes, economic gains through greater health care delivery efficiency, and a systematic manner in which to generalize the programme for broader use.
NCISH - National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide v1 This national study was established in 1996 and is based in the Centre for Mental Health and Risk at the University of Manchester. The study examines all incidences of suicide and homicide by people in contact with mental health services in the UK. The aim of the study is to make recommendations to improve mental health services in order to help reduce the numbers of suicide and homicide, particularly for people with mental problems.
SUDS - Sudden Unexplained Death Study This study aims to conduct a systemic investigation into sudden deaths amongst psychiatric inpatients. Through data collection, and completion of questionnaires by consultants who cared for the patients, the study aims: to determine the number of sudden deaths in psychiatric patients nationwide and the rate of such deaths: to conduct a detailed examination of circumstances leading up to sudden death; to carry out a national case control identifying independent risk factors for sudden death.
Homicide by Patients with Schizophrenia: A Case-control Study The number of victims who are being killed by perpetrators with a diagnosis of mental illness is increasing. Previous research had highlighted the association between violent behaviour and a diagnosis of schizophrenia but no firm conclusions could be drawn from them. This study comparing patients with schizophrenia who later kill another, matched with patients with schizophrenia who do not kill, aims to help to provide explanations for the deaths. Statistical analysis of the results will help to pinpoint the most important risk factors that might influence why patients with schizophrenia might kill.