Rina Dutta

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Rina Dutta is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinician Scientist Fellow of the Health Foundation in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences. She works at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her current major research programme is e-HOST-IT: Electronic health records to predict HOspitalised Suicide attempts: Targeting Information Technology solutions. Her research interests include suicide, self-harm, causes of premature mortality, mental and physical co-morbidity, the linkage of datasets and clinical informatics for clinical research. In 2012 she founded SUMMIT (the SUicide, self-harM and Mortality InTerest group) at King’s Health Partners. Dr Dutta sub-specialises in Liaison and Occupational Psychiatry. Since 2009 she has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for the National Affective Disorders Service at the Maudsley Hospital.


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Social media to diagnose depression: should this be used to target mental health care?


In their debut blog, Rina Dutta and Charlotte Cliffe summarise a mixed methods study, which explores public opinion about using social media to diagnose depression.

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SSRIs and suicidality: effects of SSRIs on rating-scale-assessed suicidality in adults with depression


Rina Dutta and Patrick McLaughlin summarise a new study looking at the effects of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) on rating-scale-assessed suicidality in adults with depression.

This study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry supports the conclusion that SSRIs remain a safe and effective treatment in depression for those aged 18 and over.

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