This Monday, James will be discussing his research on the role the social environment plays in psychosis aetiology at the Royal Society’s latest Cafe Scientifique.
Psychosis is a broad and complex set of mental disorders, characterised by a loss of contact with reality. Ranging from short term hallucinations to severely disruptive disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the symptoms are wide-ranging and diverse. But how does our external environment affect the risk of experiencing a psychotic episode? And how can we study this within a population?
Dr James Kirkbride’s research seeks to answer these often complex and enigmatic questions. Join him for a discussion of the techniques that are helping to shape our understanding of psychosis and mental illness.