Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
Individual differences |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |
The Maudsley Family Study of Psychosis investigates the genetically produced markers of abnormal brain structure and function ('intermediate phenotypes') which underlie the clinical syndrome of schizophrenia, and more recently bipolar disorder.
Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are known to be highly heritable.
Despite decades of research, however, the genetic variations conferring susceptibility to these illnesses have yet to be identified. Such genetic variations most likely produce abnormalities of brain structure and function from which the clinical features of psychosis emerge, and it is these changes the project focuses on.