Exploring the Cause and Prevalence of Memory Problems in Mental Health (CAPMEM)

The CAPMEM study is exploring whether the autonomic nervous system works differently in people with mental health, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative disorders and whether this explains the memory and concentration problems in these populations.

Participants with and without diagnoses have been invited to complete questionnaires, either online or at home, to evaluate whether the autonomic nervous system is affected by either the severity of the disorder or by medication use. Participants can also opt to complete a cognitive assessment, the “Thinc-It” tool, with the support of a clinician, to explore the impact this may have on their cognitive ability.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust are one of seventeen sites who recruited participants as part of this multi-centred questionnaire study across the UK. Recruitment has now completed and the data is being analysed.