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Unprecedented study identifies 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

A global research project has mapped out the genetic basis of major depression, identifying 44 genetic variants which are risk factors for depression, 30 of which are newly discovered. The study, by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and co-led in the UK by King’s College London, is the largest study to-date of genetic risk factors for major depression.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Apr 2018

Risk for bipolar disorder associated with faster ageing

New research supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) suggests that people with a family history of bipolar disorder may ‘age’ more rapidly than those without a history of the disease.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Jul 2017

Genetic tests could help predict which psychosis patients will develop schizophrenia

New research suggests genetic tests could help predict which psychosis patients will develop schizophrenia.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Sep 2016
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