Angharad de Cates

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Angharad is an Adult Psychiatry Specialist Registrar and Wellcome Trust Clinical Doctoral Fellow in the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory based at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Her work explores the interaction between mood, well-being and self-harm, pharmacology, and neurocognitive factors. For her PhD, she is investigating specific serotonin receptor agonists and whether new agents may have antidepressant and pro-cognitive effects in humans. She is also a Specialist Registrar in Adult Psychiatry at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.


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The best terminology to describe self-harm: “There is more that unites us than divides us”


Angharad de Cates reviews a recent study which examined international definitions of English-language terms for suicidal and self-harm behaviours.

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Future self-harm may be reduced with a brief psychological intervention, but perhaps only for the more severe


Angharad de Cates explores a recent RCT of a brief psychological intervention to reduce repetition of self-harm in patients admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt.

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Suicide-related internet searches following the release of 13 Reasons Why

Suicidal Feelings Typed into search bar on Google homepage

Angharad de Cates, Alys Cole-King and Stan Kutcher explore a quasi-experimental examination of internet search results, which suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.

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