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More volunteers needed for Australian study on genetics of depression

The aim of the study is to crack the code of what genetic signals predict the best response to alternate treatment options so that effective individualised plans can be designed for sufferers of depression.

Researchers are calling for 10,000 more volunteers over the age of 18 who have been treated for clinical depression to participate in the study. Participants need to be willing to disclose their experiences of treatment and also provide a saliva sample, to enable researchers to test their genetics. With sufficient information, researchers will be able to start making predictions about accurate responses to treatment and avoiding intolerable side effects.

To find out more or to participate in the study, see here for more information: www.geneticsofdepression.org.au.

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