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eliminating treatment-resistant depression

Whilst debate rages about treatments for depression, there is a large proportion of people for whom no treatments work at all. The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) has a number of researchers at the forefront of efforts to understand treatment-resistant depression and develop new treatments.

We invited speakers to the SMC to discuss issues such as:

  • How common is treatment-resistant depression?
  • Can we predict whose depression will be resistant, or which treatments they are most likely to respond to?
  • How does someone’s life experience impact whether they have treatment-resistant depression?
  • What alternatives to standard anti-depressants are in the pipeline?
  • How strong is the evidence for treatments using recreational drugs like ketamine and psilocybin?
  • Will newer treatments in development also be options for people with treatable depression?

 

Speakers:

Prof Allan Young, Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders, and Interim Vice Dean of the Division of Academic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London 

Prof Anthony Cleare, Professor of Psychopharmacology & Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London 

Dr James Stone, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

 Dr James Rucker, NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

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