Improving research into depression
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting 1 in 10 people each year in the UK – more than 6 million people. Yet little is known about the condition or how best to treat or prevent it.
The Depression: Asking the Right Questions project is a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership that set out to identify what ‘unanswered questions’ people affected by the condition had about depression and healthcare professionals, which had never been done before. For the first time, this project has identified the Top 10 ‘unanswered questions’ for depression research, as agreed by people affected by the condition and healthcare professionals.
These results provide researchers with a clear picture of the issues that matter most to people affected by depression. Through exploring these new perspectives, we believe the research community will discover new approaches to improving treatments and care.