The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, in collaboration with researchers at Ulster University, University of Edinburgh, and Cardiff University, is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.
Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.
The GLAD Study is run by a team of researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource Centre Maudsley as part of the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research.
For more information, please check out their website: https://gladstudy.org.uk/