STRADL - Stratifying Resilience and Depression LongitudinallySTRADL diagram

In 2014, the Wellcome Trust awarded £4.8M to researchers in Edinburgh and Aberdeen to fund a study of depression using GS:SFHS. Experts say that rather than being one disease, clinical depression is a collection of different disorders with one common symptom – that of low mood. Over the next five years, scientists will study individual groups of people who have known depression risk factors such as a family history of low mood, early life problems such as being born underweight or psychological trauma in childhood.

Participants will asked to complete new questionnaires on their mental health and resilience. A subset will also be invited to attend a new clinic visit in Aberdeen or edinburgh, which will include MRI brain imaging. By studying groupings of people both with and without depression in this way they hope to be able to identify its causes and mechanisms , which can be used in the quest for diagnostic tests and new therapies.  Read more...


Symposium Highlights Value of GS Resources

The GS Symposium 2013 highlighted some of the best research using GS resources to date and the great potential of recent genotyping of 10,000 GS participants. The symposium attracted 150 academic and commercial researchers.  Read more...

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GS Participants Supporting International Collaboration

GS is contacting over 21,000 Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS) participants in a bid to allow better international collaboration.  Read more...


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Updated 19-06-2015