Show/hide main menu

News

News Highlights

New study to take on depression in young people

Posted on 10/10/2017

depression-mq-in-article

A major new study will investigate global risk factors for depression by analysing data about family and social environment, stressful experiences, brain images, and biological data, in 10-24 year olds from the UK, Brazil, Nigeria and Nepal.

The MQ-funded IDEA (Identifying Depression in Early Adolescence) project will be led by Dr Valeria Mondelli from King’s College London, and will build a global evidence-based model that could transform the way we understand and diagnose depression – one of the most common and debilitating mental health conditions in young people.

Utilising data from culturally diverse settings from high to low-middle income countries, the project will bring a new understanding of the different factors leading to the development of depression in adolescence.

By combining these insights they are aiming to develop a screening tool for NHS and other professionals to use in diverse settings to deliver effective care sooner.

This project is a central part of MQ’s young people’s research programme, Brighter Futures. MQ Chief Executive, Cynthia Joyce said: ‘Together, these projects are designed to transform our understanding of how mental illness develops, how we can identify which young people are most at risk, and how we can create badly needed better treatments for young people worldwide.’

News Highlights:

News Highlights...RSS FeedAtom Feed

'Wise-up' to tobacco industry tax juggling tactics, warns new research

'Wise-up' to tobacco industry tax juggling tactics, warns new research

Description
Latest research, published in the journal Tobacco Control by academics at King's College London and the University of Bath, highlights how, in spite of regular tobacco tax increases, the industry has developed an array of tactics to ensure its product remains cheap for the poorest in society, undermining the public health benefits of tax increases.
Scientists reveal how inflammation affects the life of brain cells

Scientists reveal how inflammation affects the life of brain cells

Description
New King's College London research reveals how blood inflammation affects the birth and death of brain cells, which could offer new treatment targets for antidepressants.
One hour of exercise a week can protect against depression

One hour of exercise a week can protect against depression

Description
A landmark study led by King's College London and the Black Dog Institute in Australia has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can protect against depression - and just one hour can help.
Sitemap Site help Terms and conditions  Privacy policy  Accessibility  Modern slavery statement  Contact us

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454