The response of patients to antidepressant treatments is characterized by a remarkable heterogeneity between patients regarding the efficacy of this/these treatment(s). Unfortunately, the biological mechanisms that drive such a differential response remain poorly understood.
The Welcome Trust in UK has funded Prof. Lewis with a grant over £4 millions aiming at gaining mechanistic insight into the biological processes that determine the individual response to antidepressant treatment. See the post on social media that Prof. Lewis posted here.
Dr. Cathryn Lewis is Professor of Statistical Genetics and the head of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.
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