What is the study about? 

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, in collaboration with researchers at Ulster University, University of Edinburgh, and Cardiff University, is a project set up to support studies exploring risk factors for depression and/or anxiety.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

Who can take part? 

Anyone who experiences feelings of anxiety or depression.

What is involved? 

Complete an online questionnaire and provide a DNA saliva sample 

How do I get involved? 

Visit the GLAD website to sign up https://gladstudy.org.uk/about/