B4073 - Mental health trajectories following mental health treatments - 24/05/2022

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Alex Kwong | IEU, PHS
Professor Kate Tilling, Dr Ahmed Elhakeem, Dr Richard Parker
Title of project: 
Mental health trajectories following mental health treatments
Proposal summary: 

Mental health treatments, including antidepressant treatment such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are effective interventions for depression and anxiety in young people. However, the short and long term effects of one or both of these forms of treatment are unknown in longitudinal population studies. There remains a paucity in how these treatments work, what combination of treatments work, what works best for whom, whether some symptoms are treated better than others and how variable mental health responses are following treatment. We will use data recently collected in ALSPAC on mental health treatments and examine mental health responses to address those research gaps. We will develop a longitudinal research tool which highlights these results which will be made freely available to researchers to apply to other research questions.

Impact of research: 
measuring efficacy of mental health treatment and development of a longitudinal research tool
Date proposal received: 
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 23 May, 2022
Mental health - Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognition, Mental health, Statistical methods, Psychology - personality