Author Archive | Simon Strangeways


September 2012 – Memory specificity training improves symptoms of depression in traumatised adolescents

In a study forthcoming in Clinical Psychological Science, psychological scientists Hamid Neshat-Doost (University of Isfahan), Laura Jobson (University of East Anglia), Tim Dalgleish of (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, C2AD) and colleagues investigated whether Memory Specificity Training, might improve people’s memory for past events and ameliorate their symptoms of depression. Based on their promising findings […]

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PYCES Trial Underway

Funding has been obtained from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Scheme for a clinical trial at C2:AD of trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young children aged 3-8 years old. The trial – PYCES (Parents and Young Children under Extreme Stress) – is now underway.

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MHRN funding

C2:AD in association with the Mood Disorders Centre in Exeter has been awarded a grant form the Mental Health Research Network to develop a large-scale funding application for a transdiagnostic intervention for mood and anxiety disorders in adults.

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ASPECTS trial – recruitment phase completed

ASPECTS stands for Acute Stress Programme for Children and Teenagers and is this trial evaluates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in comparison to waiting list group, looking at how children and teenagers feel after frightening experiences such as road trafic accidents or violence.  ( This study has been conducted by by Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman and Dr Anna McKinnnon. Recruitment […]

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PREVENT trial launched

PREVENT trial launched ( – a large definitive RCT based at the University of Exeter, in collaboration with C2:AD, that evaluates Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, in comparison to continuation anti-depressant medication in the prevention of depressive relapse over a two year period.

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C2:AD launch

Affective disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress can have a devastating effect on the lives of children and adults. A new centre to support research that improves understanding and treatment of these affective disorders in children, adolescents and adults opens on the 14th December in Cambridge. The Cambridge Clinical Research Centre in Affective […]

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