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.
We invite you to take part!
There are 4 simple steps to signing up to the GLAD Study:
Register for the website and read the information sheet
Complete a ~30 minute questionnaire to see if you are eligible. When completing the questionnaire, please make sure you answer the question: Did you hear about the GLAD Study through any NHS Trust, GP or any other healthcare provider? ‘Yes’ and select ‘Forward Thinking Birmingham’
Send a saliva DNA sample through the post
Once you have signed up to the GLAD Study, you will be able to see information on the website about a number of optional questionnaires or other research studies that are being carried out. You will be able to choose to take part in these studies should you wish to.
Once you are enrolled in the GLAD study, you are free to withdraw at any time if you choose