Recent and notable ECNP press releases

Below you can find a list of the most important ECNP press releases in chronological order.

29 May 2020
SSRI antidepressants associated with increase in violent crime in some patients

5 May 2020
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Markus Heilig wins 2020 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

4 January 2020

How diet affects mental health –what’s the evidence?

11 June 2019
Inga Neumann wins 2019 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

6 March 2019
Scientists unveil plans to identify common social and cognitive elements in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Depression, Schizophrenia
To discover more about the PRISM project, click here.

2 October 2018
Why do some get depressed and others don’t? Clues from the “winter blues”

26 March 2018
Marion Leboyer wins 2018 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

8 November 2017
World’s first prize for “negative” scientific results announced

1 April 2017

Michel Hamon wins 2017 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award


6 March 2017

Scientists show cognitive enhancing drugs can improve chess play


30 November 2016

Study suggests prescribing of baclofen for alcohol dependence “should be reconsidered”


13 April 2016
Major mental health project aims to uncover root causes of social withdrawal

20 August 2015
Systematic review shows ‘smart drug’ modafinil does enhance cognition

July 2015
ECNP special news feature: interview Tom Insel


3 July 2015

Mary Baker wins the 2015 ECNP Media Award

23 March 2015
Francesc Artigas’s exceptional research contributions to depression and schizophrenia recognised by the 2015 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award


November 2013
Ex ECNP President David Nutt wins the 2013 John Maddox Prize for standing up for science

8 May 2012
The Science Media Centre, London, wins the 2012 ECNP Media Award

5 September 2011
The Size and Burden of Mental Disorders in Europe

14 June 2011
Funding crisis threatens development of new treatments for mental illness
The full press release can also be read in French, in German and in Spanish.