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40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

Researchers are asking people who have suffered from depression and anxiety to provide DNA samples so they can look for common genesGenetic links to anxiety and depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced.Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to the...


Could cold water swimming help treat depression?

24-year-old who reduced her medication while swimming weekly in open water was drug-and symptom-free within four monthsA year ago, a 24-year-old woman with depression was given an unusual prescription by her doctor: a weekly swim in cold water.The patient, Sarah, was filmed as part of the BBC documentary series The Doctor...