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Multiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life

Middle-aged people in the UK with at least two long-term physical health conditions are at a greater risk of developing depression or anxiety later in life compared to those with none or only one long-term physical health condition, according to new research from King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 22 Jun 2021

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

Research led by King’s College London has, for the first time, shown that when omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are given to patients with depression they are metabolised into molecules called lipid mediators and the levels of these in the blood are linked to an improvement in symptoms. The research is published today in Molecular Psychiatry.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Jun 2021

Mothers’ depression impacts mother-infant relationships

Research led by King’s College London has found that women with depression during pregnancy, or with a history of depression, had a reduced quality of mother-infant interaction at both eight weeks and 12 months after their babies were born.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 May 2021

Inflammation is a core feature of depression: new evidence from large-scale study

People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of socioeconomic background, ill health or unhealthy behaviours, a study by King’s College London finds.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 May 2021

NIHR welcomes new vision for the Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery

NIHR and partner organisations across the health research ecosystem have this week welcomed the publication of a bold and ambitious vision for the future of clinical research delivery in the UK.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Mar 2021