You are cordially invited to the School of Psychology Research Seminar Series on Wednesday 8th November 2017 2-3pm (refreshments available from 1.45pm) in the Sarah Swift Building SSB0102/SSB0103.
Madness, molecules and medicines – understanding schizophrenia and its treatment.
Professor Gavin Reynolds
Sheffield Hallam University
Schizophrenia is a common disorder with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 1% and a profoundly reduced life expectancy, yet the reasons underlying its development are not clearly understood and for many people it remains poorly treated. I shall discuss old and new research into the brain in schizophrenia and how that relates (or not) to mechanisms of the current drug treatments. The biological basis for the effects of these antipsychotic drugs – and especially their often severe adverse effects – will also be discussed, along with recent research that may lead towards more effective “precision medicine”.
- Everyone Welcome
- Previously recorded seminars can be found on Blackboard on the Psychology Subject Site /School Research Seminars