Anxiety Research

Lithium and Quetiapine in Depression

Anxiety and Depression are, more often than not, found to go hand in hand. Most of the time, alleviating symptoms for one, helps in managing the other.

We are carrying out a study on people who have found that their antidepressants aren’t really helping their depressive symptoms.

If the study is found to be right for you by our clinicians and researchers, you would be prescribed either Lithium or Quetiapine, two of the most widely used and prescribed treatments for people who have not responded to antidepressants.

The study is taking place across sites with hubs in London, Oxfordshire and Newcastle.

To be suitable for the study, you must:

  • Be currently depressed
  • Be over 18
  • Have not fully responded to two or more antidepressants in the current episode
  • Not have bipolar disorder or current psychosis
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding

 

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience is running the study with sponsorship provided by King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and funding provided by the National Institute for Health Research.

 

If you’re interested in taking part, or just want more information, please contact the study team on: LQDstudy@kcl.ac.uk or call us on 07902774464.  All information remains confidential.

 

You can also visit our website: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/pm/research/CfAD/LQDStudy.aspx

Or follow us on Twitter: @lqd_study

31/12/2019

GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER

We are seeking people to participate in a feasibility study which compares acupuncture with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

Purpose of the study: to gather information on the potential benefits and safety of acupuncture compared to CBT.

Participants will receive 8 treatment sessions of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioural therapy for free.

To participate, you must be between 18 and 65 years of age and you will need:

  • A letter from your GP or a mental health professional confirming that you have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
  • Time to come for treatment (each session will last 45 minutes); and to complete questionnaires at various points during and after your course of treatment.

Where will the study be conducted?

At the University of Westminster Polyclinic, Hanson Street, London W1W 6EA

Who do I contact for further information?

If you have any question about the study, please contact:

Cinzia Scorzon, Email: C.Scorzon@westminster.ac.uk.

Webpage https:/www.westminster.ac.uk/eastmedicine-research-group/research

31/12/2018

Cognitive-behaviour therapy and losartan for panic attacks

Panic attacks? Oxford University offers cognitive-behavioural therapy session Do you keep experiencing very strong physical symptoms like heart racing, breathlessness, dizziness or nausea? Are these symptoms related to strong fear of having a heart attack, fainting, suffocating, or going mad? Has your GP suggested that these symptoms might be of psychological origin?

You could have panic disorder. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective way of regaining control, independence and life quality. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford tests the effects of a new brief combination treatment as part of a research project, to identify the underlying brain mechanisms of successful therapy. This study may involve a brain scan, but please note that you will be given the choice to opt out of this part of the study. If you are interested in participating, and for more information, please contact us directly, or have a look at our website. Time and travel expenses are reimbursed.

Contact Andrea Reinecke andrea.reinecke@psych.ox.ac.uk or visit http://www.oxited.co.uk/ongoing-treatment-study.html for more details.

31/12/2019

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