Schizophrenia study reveals genetic clue to depression causes

Schizophrenia study reveals genetic clue to depression causes

 

Monday, 9 January, 2017

Dr Heather Whalley (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and colleagues have used samples from  Generation Scotland - a bank of human tissue from volunteers - to look for genetic causes of depression, as part of an initiative called STRADL (stratifying resilience and depression longitudinally). Results show that a specific type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia.

The study was also covered this morning on three seperate radio shows - The World Service, BBC Scotland breakfast radio and Talk Radio.