The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study

The GLAD Study is the largest ever study of depression and anxiety, which are the most common health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety, in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders.

In the ON EDGE exhibition there is a space designed for visitors to sign up at their convenience, but you can do this just as easily if you are unable to visit Science Gallery London by following 4 simple steps to signing up to the GLAD Study:

  1. Register on the website by clicking here and read the information sheet
  2. Provide consent
  3. Complete a questionnaire to see if you are eligible, it should take less than 30 minutes
  4. Send a saliva DNA sample through the post

Once you have signed up to the GLAD Study, you will be able to see information on the website about a number of optional questionnaires or other research studies that are being carried out, you can choose to take part in these studies should you wish to. Importantly - you can stop taking part in the GLAD Study at any time.

The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study is led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health BioResource and researchers at King’s College London, in collaboration with researchers at Ulster University, University of Edinburgh, and Cardiff University. For more information visit