Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameGlyn
SurnameLewis
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
DepartmentDivision of Psychiatry
Telephone0207 679 9253
Emailglyn.lewis@ucl.ac.uk
InstitutionUniversity College London
NHS TrustCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Epidemiology
BiographyI investigate the causes of depression and the best way of treating depression. It is important to understand the basis of psychiatric disorders to inform prevention, reduce stigma and to develop new treatments. My research plans to investigate the nature of psychological vulnerability (or resilience) to environmental stressors. I am also concerned about the large increase in antidepressant prescription over the past 20 years. My research is investigating better methods of deciding who benefits from antidepressants and whether taking long term antidepressants to prevent relapse is effective.
 

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