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By demonstrating the efficacy of community treatment, UCL research has supported important changes in NHS and international configuration of acute services for severely mentally ill adults.
UCL research has been used to develop a programme supporting speedy access to evidence-based psychological therapies for depression and anxiety.
The Trauma Screening Questionnaire: improving the management of the psychological consequences of disasters and terrorism
Research at UCL developed a ‘screen and treat’ model for dealing with mental health problems in the aftermath of disasters.
UCL neuroscientists developed a vital new animal model for investigation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which has led to the discovery of a genetic locus in humans that increases vulnerability to ADHD.
Government departments have used rapid response reports from the UCL Institute of Education to help determine the financial and practical support for disadvantaged families and children in England for more than a decade.
Clinical Ethnography: anthropological research influencing clinical practice in the US, Europe, Bhutan and Myanmar
UCL research informed the inclusion of culture-bound syndromes in US manuals of mental disorders, guided nascent psychiatric health services in Bhutan, and informed a vulnerability assessment tool for those affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
Research at UCL led to the development of mentalization-based therapy, which has had a major impact on UK and international clinical practice treating self-harming, suicidal patients with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
A test for autistic spectrum disorders now included in healthcare guidelines and professional standards around the world, has significantly improved diagnosis of these conditions.
Over 45,000 people – 17% from hard-to-reach communities – participate in water quality and aquatic biodiversity assessment through the UCL OPAL Water Centre. OPAL data was used both for site management and for national and international policy.
UCL's Professor Sir Michael Marmot's independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England has fundamentally shifted discourse on health inequalities in the UK and internationally.