Over the last couple of weeks, the members of Depression Detectives discussed the top 10 questions we chose from our list of 59 possible research questions, then voted to choose the one question we’ll be using to design a small piece of research which will be done by the group.
The winning question is…
How does chronic depression/dysphoria differ from, say a single episode, or discrete episodes of reactive depression? Are there markers (biological, psychological, behavioural, and current or in a person’s history e.g. trauma) that distinguish them?
The next step is to narrow down this quite broad question to something it’s possible to try and answer in a small piece of research happening over a short time. That’s what we’ll be doing over the next two weeks.