WHO WE ARE
ADePT was formed in 2020 as a joint project between Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) and the metacognitive therapy research group led by Professor Wells at the University of Manchester.
The Anxiety, Depression and Psychological Therapies Research Unit aims to conduct research to improve our understanding of anxiety disorders and depression and to evaluate evidence-based psychological treatments.
Our research has focused on understanding causal and treatment mechanisms in generalised anxiety, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and major depression.
We have current projects testing the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients with heart failure, and treating anxiety and depression in burns and plastic surgery, evaluating home-based therapies, and transdiagnostic group therapy approaches in adults and young people.
OUR TREATMENT APPROACHES
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a recent treatment that is proving to be highly effective for a range of anxiety disorders and depression.
A special issue of the Journal Frontiers in Psychology presents recent research in MCT by members of ADePT and our international collaborators.