Yasmin Ahmadzadeh

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Yasmin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) centre, within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Yasmin specialises in genetically informed methods to examine how mental health concerns run in families. In 2022 Yasmin was funded by the Emerging Minds mental health network to run the Transmission of experiences of Racism, Anxiety and DEpression in families (TRADE) project, in partnership with the charity Centre for Mental Health. Here, Yasmin’s team explored how parents’ experiences of racism can have an indirect impact on child mental health and wellbeing in the UK. Yasmin’s PhD focussed on understanding how anxiety and depression run in families. She worked as a Research Assistant setting up and managing the Children of the Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS), which is a longitudinal, second-generation twin study. Yasmin has a BSc in Neuroscience with Industrial/Professional Experience from the University of Manchester. Her research interests include anxiety, depression, family relationships, and anti-racism in mental health research.


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Exploring coping strategies used by Black adults affected by racism in North America


Yasmin Ahmadzadeh considers a systematic review of the coping strategies employed by Black adults in North America to navigate experiences of racism.

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Migrant mental health in Norway: variation in the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses


In her debut blog, Yasmin Ahmadzadeh reviews a recent cohort study exploring the prevalence of mental disorders among young adults of immigrant background in Norway.

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