There is evidence to suggest that the val66met polymorhpism in the BDNF gene can impact mental health - particularly anxiety and depression. This association has not been well studied in traumatic brain injury samples. This study will involve using existing data sets of genetic status and psychiatric status to examine whether there is an association between carriage of the met allele and mental health following brain injury.
traumatic brain injury, genetics, anxiety, depression
School of Psychological Sciences » The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health