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Mental Health Group

  • The Mental Health group are currently engaged in a programme of research examining the relationship between depressive illness and physical health. This research is based on the fact that recurrent depression is related to an increase in cardiovascular and cancer deaths. A further study is examing the immune system in depression to explore the relationship between the immune system, stress and depression with a focus on exploring the mechanism of action of electronconvulsive therapy one of the strongest anti-depressant treatments we have.