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Genetic risk of mental health conditions may influence where people choose to live, study suggests

Research on around 386,000 UK adults has found that a high genetic risk for schizophrenia and other mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, anorexia and autism, is associated with living in and moving to urban areas. In contrast, people with low genetic risk of ADHD preferentially moved from rural/suburban environments to cities.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Oct 2021

Genetic risks for depression differ between East Asian and European groups

Specific genes increase the risk of developing depression, according to a new study which also shows that the genes associated with depression vary depending on ancestry group.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Sep 2021

Simple blood test can accurately reveal underlying neurodegeneration, according to new research

A new study of over 3000 people led by King’s College London in collaboration with Lund University, has shown for the first time that a single biomarker can accurately indicate the presence of underlying neurodegeneration in people with cognitive issues.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Jun 2021

Covid-19 Psychiatry and Neurological Genetics (COPING) study

The Covid-19 Psychiatry and Neurological Genetics (COPING) study is run by the NIHR BioResource Centre Maudsley (part of the NIHR BioResource).

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 29 May 2020

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Jul 2019