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Adolescent depression

Contact details

Dr Ajay Thapar, GP, Taff Riverside Practice, Cardiff &  NISCHR Senior Research Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Section, Institute of Psychological medicine and Clinical, Neuroscience (IPMCN) &  MRC Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, 4th Floor, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Email: thaparak@cardiff.ac.uk
Tel 029 20 743977

Group membership

Adolescent Depression Members list

Purpose of group

Develop a programme of funded research on Adolescent depression and other child and adolescent mental health disorders. To support training in research and statistical methods to help develop a new generation on researchers in Child and Adolescent psychiatry, support a forum for discussion of new research findings, research papers and future research directions and establish links with other research groups to develop and evaluate interventions to improve child mental health

Summary of activity

Research Grants, Publications, Weekly meetings and Conference Presentations

Recent Publications (in last 3 months)

Adolescent Publications

Meetings and events

November 24th 2011 and January 20th 2012 –Visits  by Professor Mike Rutter, MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, Institute of Psychiatry

Funded grants include

Sir Jules Thorn Medical Trust (Predicting and Preventing Adolescent depression)

British Medical Association (Examining links between Physical health and Psychopathology in Adolescents at Risk of Adolescent depression)

Medical Research Council (Examining biological pathways for children with antisocial behaviour and ADHD ,   Neurocognitive predictors of adolescent depression)

Nuffield Foundation (Psychological adjustment and academic attainment across the transition to secondary school)

Funding currently applied for include:

Economic & Social Research Council “Resilience”

Medical Research Council “Examining Time Trends in psychopathology”