Andrew Sommerlad

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Andrew is a UCLH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Principal Clinical Fellow at the UCL Division of Psychiatry and a Consultant Psychiatrist in Camden and Islington Foundation Trust. He uses electronic health records and population cohorts to help our understanding of clinical epidemiology of dementia. In particular he is interested in the effects of dementia on social cognition and social functioning.


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New evidence on treatments for symptoms of depression in dementia


Andrew Sommerlad appraises a recent review on the efficacy of interventions for depression in people with dementia, which identified several non-drug treatments that can have a meaningful effect on depressive symptoms in dementia.

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Two-question screening for depression in older adults


Andrew Sommerlad reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis and asks: Can two questions identify depression in older people?

This is the second in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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