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Professor Ian Anderson is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. 

He studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College Hospital Medical School, going on to training posts in general medicine and neurosurgery before training in psychiatry in Oxford. He spent 3 years as a Medical Research Council Training Fellow and obtained his MD on the investigation of serotonin function in depression and in the action of antidepressant drugs using neuroendocrine challenge tests.  

He is Director of the Specialist Service for Affective Disorders in Manchester, which he founded in 2001 as a multidisciplinary tertiary service for treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder.  

His current research interests concern the role of serotonin in the aetiology and treatment of affective disorders and the use of functional brain imaging to investigate emotional processing and neurotransmitter function in depression. He is first author of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants, and a co-author of the BAP guidelines for treating anxiety disorders. He was Chair of the Clinical Guideline Development Group to update the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence treatment guideline for depression.



Professor Ian Anderson
Professor of Psychiatry & Honorary Consultant
University of  Manchester






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