Psychological Medicine focuses on the interface between medical and psychological disorders with projects focusing on aetiological mechanisms and on developing interventions that improve outcome and quality of life.
The work in this theme aimed at improving understanding of:
- the epidemiology of both functional somatic syndromes (FSS),
- the pathophysiology of FSS,
- the role of psychosocial factors on treatment outcome and quality of life following surgery for cancer and trauma and in long-term cancer survivors and in developing effective and safe interventions to improve the quality of life in these patients.
Our projects included:
- Pace Trial
- GETSET trial (Guided exercise therapy for CFS)
- SURECAN (Developing an intervention for cancer survivors)
- Psychological and Cultural Predictors of Treatment Outcome and Quality of Life in Cancer and Trauma Patients
- Development of digital technology to improve wellbeing and reduce violence in young victims of violence attending The Trauma Centre.
- Psychosocial Factors and quality of life in long term cancer survivors
- Brain in Pain II – The quantitative assessment of pain phenotypes in chronic fatigue syndrome