In this week’s EDIT Blog Mythbusters series, Meg and Daniel explain why depression, and other mental health conditions, should be taken as seriously as physical health problems.
Researchers from EDIT lab and the Twins Early Development Study have just published an article about the genetics of the ‘p factor’ across childhood and adolescence. What is the p factor and what did they find?
Psychological therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are first-line treatments for the most common mental health problems, namely anxiety and depression (National Institute for Care and Excellence, 2009), and yet they are only partially effective. For example, similar to anti-anxiety/antidepressant medications, approximately half of individuals do not experience a…