Mood Disorders (including anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder)

Who is involved in our studies?

‘Mood disorders’ is encompass a range of different conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterised by manic and depressive episodes that are separated by periods of low mood. Those diagnosed with a mood disorder may experience difficultly sleeping and changes in appetite and or/concentration. Mood disorders are very common.

At Oxford Health, researchers are interested in learning more about the causes of mood disorders, with the aim of developing better treatments. Researchers are also interested in learning more about how we may be able to prevent mood disorders through early identification.

Current research

Current Studies

We have a verity of different studies.  Some involve a questionnaires, some involve a therapy and some involve taking a medication.  Some  take place in our research clinics, in a clinical team base or sometimes they can take place in your home.

 We are sometimes able to contact people directly about research, or get referrals from clinical teams. We are always appreciate hearing from people who are interested in getting involved.

Key contacts

There are many opportunities to become involved in research at Oxford Health if you experience a mood disorder. If you are interested in taking part, please contact us on: for further information on our current research opportunities.

Previous research studies

Previous studies

Research Clinics

You may also be interested in visiting our Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) clinic page which also offers opportunities to take part in research (Treatment Resistant Depression Clinic – NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre. The Treatment Resistant Depression Clinic is for people with depression which has not responded to treatment with antidepressant medication. You can contact the TRD clinic directly on

Page last reviewed: 19 March, 2024