Dafni Katsampa

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Dafni is a psychology graduate with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from UCL. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at the Division of Psychiatry, UCL for the IDEA project. She is very interested in the impact of migration and other social determinants in mental health, particularly regarding psychosis. Her research interests also include dementia, its core aetiology and identifying ways to ameliorate the lives of people experiencing dementia and their carers. Danfi is a book-eater and podcast enthusiast.


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Knitting makes me happy


Dafni Katsampa reviews a recent qualitative study that examines the perceived benefits of knitting and its role in the lives of people who self-identified as passionate knitters.

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Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help


Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.

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Risk factors for suicide in people with bipolar disorder


Dafni Katsampa explores a recent prospective cohort study of risk factors for suicide in bipolar disorder, which finds significant variation in risk factors in men and women.

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Can smoking cessation improve cognitive functioning in people with psychosis?


Dafni Katsampa explores a recent prospective cohort study that investigates the association between smoking behaviour and cognitive functioning in patients with psychosis, their siblings and healthy control subjects.

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Can museums help prevent dementia?


Dafni Katsampa and Derek Tracy get all cultured and summarise a retrospective cohort study of museum attendance and dementia incidence, which suggests that cultural engagement may help protect us from cognitive decline.

The research is led by Daisy Fancourt who heads up the new MARCH Network which is launching later this month.

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