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Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression
Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

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This free course was written and compiled by Dr Payam Rezaie, critically read by Dr Christopher Heath and edited by Nick Adams (Faculty of STEM). It was commissioned by Simon Hull (Senior Producer, Free Learning, OMIL) and Dr Patrina Law (Head of OpenLearn). We are grateful to Dawn Partner, Dale Harry and Sofia Maruzza for production assistance, Katie Meade for Rights and Debbie Roberts ( for creative assistance in developing the visual summaries for this course.

Parts of the course were redeveloped from S826 Introduction to mental health science.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgements at the end of each session, this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


Visual summaries are licensed for use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

We gratefully acknowledge the following sources:

Imperial College London for use of article text from ‘Magic mushroom compound tested for treatment-resistant depression’ available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license. Article available at (Accessed 09-07-2019)

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