About the study
Aims of the study
This project aims to involve 260 male or female participants aged 30 - 50.
This study will help to:
- understand why some people become depressed while others are more resilient
- develop possible interventions to prevent and treat depression
This project is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and has been approved by the North West 9 Research Ethics Committee, Ref. 10/H1014/8.
What is the study about?
Some people who experience a lot of life stress are vulnerable to depression. Others remain resilient even in the face of considerable stress. In this study we will explore the reasons why people respond differently to high levels of stress. Are there differences in thinking styles and personality traits? Are resilience and vulnerability associated with variations in specific genes? Or do people differ in the way their brains respond to information?
Have you been depressed in the past?
Did you become depressed with no apparent explanation or cause? Or for reasons that other people didn't understand? We would really like to hear from you.
How do I volunteer for this study?
If you are interested in participating in this research, please visit the take part page, where you can complete our confidential online survey.
If you change your mind about participating in this study at any time, you are free to withdraw without giving reason and, if you wish we will destroy any information that you have provided.