Characterising “immunometabolic” depression in young people

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Population Health Sciences

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Early-onset depression (by the early 20s) it is associated with especially poor outcomes, a chronic and relapsing course, and is difficult to treat. There is increasing evidence that inflammation in the body is related to depression. Some symptoms of depression may be more strongly related to inflammatory biological states. This project will use existing longitudinal data to understand the relationship between inflammation and early-onset depression.

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Professor Frances Rice

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