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Professor Allan H Young

Professor Allan H Young

Chair of Mood Disorders and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders, King’s College London

Professor Allan Young holds the Chair of Mood Disorders and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, United Kingdom (UK). Prof Young is the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Theme lead in the Translational Therapeutics Cluster. He is the clinical academic lead in the Psychological Medicine and Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust where he is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and the head of the National Affective Disorders Tertiary Clinic. Professor Young’s research interests focus on the cause and treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders. Professor Young was recently ranked as one of the world's leading scientific minds in the field of Psychiatry and Psychology, according to the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list. He is currently President of the International Society for Affective Disorders, President Elect of the British Association of Psychopharmacology and the immediate past Chair of the Special Committee for Psychopharmacology of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is also a Trustee of the patient and family charity Bipolar UK.