World’s biggest genetics study into depression begins in Queensland

According to the Australian Psychological Society, depression affects approximately 20 per cent of Australian adults either directly or indirectly during their lifetime. A new study by the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute needs over 500,000 participants worldwide who have experienced clinical depression to investigate the way genetics contribute to the mental illness. To find out more, Nic spoke to the study’s lead investigator, Professor Nick Martin. If you or anyone you know needs help, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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