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Read the latest research news from the Reproductive Mental Health Programme.

The menopause and mental health: Cardiff University researchers uncover important link

6 February 2024

The findings were presented as part of the Women's Winter Webinars Series which aims to discuss how reproductive events impact the mental health of women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB).

Cardiff University joins global research effort to learn more about postpartum psychosis

12 September 2023

Researchers at Cardiff University are working with the International Postpartum Psychosis Consortium to learn more about the condition.

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Breaking the stigma: making menstrual health a part of everyday conversation

30 August 2023

This April we joined the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) for #PMDAwarenessMonth2023 to raise awareness across social media and in-person events.

Webinar: Postpartum Psychosis - From research to recovery

5 May 2023

To mark Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) hosted a webinar on Postpartum Psychosis in collaboration with Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) to discuss research and recovery.

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Webinar: Myths and misconceptions of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

3 March 2023

On Monday 10 October, Professor di Florio hosted a webinar in partnership with the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD)- a global organisation that aims to provide peer support, education, research, and advocacy for premenstrual disorders.

Postpartum psychosis: what has the research told us so far?

9 November 2022

This November Cardiff University researchers joined the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) and Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) to discuss experiences of postpartum psychosis and research.

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First genetic evidence discovered which could separate diagnosis of postpartum psychosis from bipolar disorder

23 December 2021

A new research paper on postpartum psychosis and its link to bipolar disorder has substantiated differences between the two for the first time.

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Webinar: From menstruation to menopause – a reproductive mental health journey

1 December 2021

In a webinar Professor Ian Jones and Dr Arianna Di Florio discussed their latest research into the mental health challenges women face during the menstrual cycle, childbirth and menopause.

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Largest genetic study of bipolar disorder provides new insight into its biology and new potential treatments

17 May 2021

A recent study has brought the Bipolar Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), one step closer to understanding the neurobiology of bipolar disorder.

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MRC CNGG researcher awarded European Research Council starting grant

7 September 2020

Dr Arianna di Florio has been awarded over €1m for her research into mental health conditions related to female reproduction.