Benjamin Janaway

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Dr Benjamin Janaway is a psychiatry trainee and science communicator interested in the evolutionary explanations of psychiatric disease and cognitive neuropsychiatry. He also holds a research degree investigating pathological correlations of iron deposition in the deep brain. He is passionate about social and political determinants of health provision, and values science communication and patient empowerment. He has previously written for high profile journals, newspapers and is soon to be featured in a documentary. In his spare time he enjoys sleep, dramatic irony and seizing the means of production.

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Adolescent cannabis use and risk of depression and suicide

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Benjamin Janaway blogs about a major data analysis that links adolescent cannabis use with increased risk of depression and suicide. He considers the opportunities for early recognition of cannabis use and public intervention.

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Higher body mass index is associated with a lower subjective wellbeing

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Benjamin Janaway explores a recent mendelian randomisation study that looks at the causal effects between subjective wellbeing and cardiometabolic health.

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Lifestyle training for schizophrenia: STEPWISE fails to make a difference

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Ben Janaway writes his debut elf blog on the STEPWISE RCT which is out today in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and first-episode psychosis.

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