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Inflammation is a core feature of depression: new evidence from large-scale study

People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of socioeconomic background, ill health or unhealthy behaviours, a study by King’s College London finds.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 May 2021

NIHR welcomes new vision for the Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery

NIHR and partner organisations across the health research ecosystem have this week welcomed the publication of a bold and ambitious vision for the future of clinical research delivery in the UK.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Mar 2021

New study highlights the urgent need to reduce inflammation in overweight people with depression

New research from King’s College London has shown for the first time that overweight people with depression are 2.4 times more likely to have clinically elevated levels of inflammation. Futhermore, overweight people with depression were estimated to have an extremely high clinical risk of developing other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic disorders.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Mar 2021

Antibiotic may improve outcomes for depression in people with low level inflammation

King’s College London researchers have found evidence that minocycline, a widely used antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, gave greater improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with treatment resistant depression with low-grade peripheral inflammation.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Jan 2021

Fellows award for Dr Katherine Young for work on the mental health of young people during and after the pandemic

A grant from MQ Mental Health Research will fund vital new studies into depression and anxiety in young people during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr Katherine Young of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Jan 2021