GLAD study

Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) study is the largest ever study of individuals who have experienced or are currently struggling with depression and/or anxiety.

We know that depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. This study therefore aims to better understand the role that our genes play in the development and treatment of depression and anxiety.

Who can we include?

Anyone aged 16+ who has experienced clinical/serious depression or anxiety at any point in their lives. Individuals with bipolar disorder, BBD, OCD and other related disorders also welcome!

What is involved for the patients?

Individuals can sign up via the GLAD website. Once registered to the site, participants will be able to read through the information sheet, electronically sign the consent form, and complete core psychological screening questionnaires online.

They will then receive a saliva kit in the post so that a biological sample (saliva sample) can be collected at home and sent back to the lab. Once their kit has been received, patients will be full members of the GLAD Study.

*** Please don’t forget to register under KMPT (Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust) when signing up ***

For further information please contact:

Hannah Herlihy, Clinical Research Practitioner
Mobile: 07880 294404
Office: 01622 427210
Email: Hannah.Herlihy@nhs.net

Or click her to complete our online form