The AND-PD project aims to improve the diagnosis, management and treatment of anxiety as a co-morbidity of Parkinson's disease (PD) through greater understanding of its neurobiological causes

There are 10 work packages in the AND-PD project

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Defining the phenotype of comorbid anxiety/depression in PD animal models  

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 Defining the neural circuitry that underlies comorbidity 

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Disruption of neural circuitry to cause co-morbidity

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Rescue co-morbidities with novel RNA based neuroprotection and circuit interventions in the mid-brain that restore the functional role of specific neurons. 

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Molecular characterisation of PD co-morbidities

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Linking mid-brain degeneration with anxiety/depression symptoms in post-mortem PD brain samples 

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Mid-brain functional connectivity in PD patients

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Clinical phenotyping and risk factors of comorbidities in patients 

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Dissemination and Exploitation 

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Consortium Management and Governance