There is strong history of neuroscience research at Leeds - one example is Roy Hullin who with colleagues in the Biochemistry Department carried out work to understand the biology of bipolar disorder and develop lithium as a treatment for it.
In addition, the gold standard for the assessment of depression, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (Hamilton M: A rating scale for depression. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1960; 23:56-62), was devised by Prof. Max Hamilton, who was Nuffield Professor of Psychiatry at Leeds. It is still the most widely used depression rating scale in psychiatry today.
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