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BioPoRT: Biomarkers and Prediction of Response in Psychological Therapy

BioPoRT study

Key investigators 

Thalia Eley, Gerome Breen, Janet Wingrove, Cerisse Gunasinghe, Kathryn Lester, Katharine Rime and Rob Keers.

Research team

Katie White, Alvin Romero, Adewale Odesanya, Daniel Rhodes, Eddy Almira Suarez, Henry Rogers, Julie Moens and Kate Fayer.

Contact us

Thalia Eley thalia.eley@kcl.ac.uk or Katie White katie.white@kcl.ac.uk for further information about this study.

BioPoRT aims

BioPoRT is a study exploring predictors of outcome following psychological therapy within the NHS "Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy" initiative. Specifically we are exploring the role of demographic, clinical and genetic factors as predictors of response to psychological interventions.

Specifically, we will test whether information provided by patients at the start of treatment, such as age, gender, severity of illness and medication use are useful in predicting whether patients get better after therapy. We will also test if genetic factors predict whether someone is more or less likely to get better after therapy. In time, we hope to understand which patients benefit most from which forms of treatment.

Thalia Eley was interviewed in June 2016 by Motherboard on the EDIT Lab's work on therapygenetics.

 

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