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Depression in diverse populations: Unravelling the interplay between genes and environment

Project description

Drawing on evolutionary psychiatry to understand depression

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from depression, a mental health condition that is vastly under-reported due to social stigma or no access to screening. Global data show that 80 % of people diagnosed with depression live in low to middle-income countries. Against this background, the EU-funded DIVERGE project will investigate how heritability and environmental factors impact disease development. It will draw from the new perspective of evolutionary psychiatry to address the question of whether genetic risk factors play a role. DIVERGE will also study the interplay between traumatic life events and genetic susceptibility. The findings will shed new light on the aetiology of depression.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 2 033 506,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 033 506,25

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 033 506,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 033 506,25
LAHORE INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEDEVELOPMENT TRUST
Pakistan
Net EU contribution
€ 462 443,75
Address
Rehman Arcade Office 1 2nd Floor Mian Airline Blvd
54000 Lahore

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 462 443,75