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Professor Ian Anderson (MRCP(UK), MD, FRCPsych.) - personal details

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Professor Ian Anderson

Role: Professor of Psychiatry

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7431

Location:

Room G.810/811 Stopford Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Fax: 0161 275 7429

Telephone: 0161 275 7427 (Bev, PA)

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Biography

I am a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Manchester Mental health and Social Care Trust.

I 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.  I spent three years as a Medical Research Council Training Fellow and obtained my MD on the investigation of serotonin function in depression and in the action of antidepressant drugs using neuroendocrine challenge tests.

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

Role

My current 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.  I am 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.  I was Chair of the Clinical Guideline Development Group to update the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence treatment guideline for depression.