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One in ten Danes has a mental disorder, and one in three suffer one during their lives. But the research does not have an unambiguous answer to why. The purpose of iPSYCH is to find the causes of and improve the treatment and prevention of five of the most serious mental disorders; autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
iPSYCH was founded in 2012 by six leading Danish researchers in the fields of psychiatry and genetics. Today, iPSYCH involves researchers from Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen, the Central Denmark Region, the Capital Region of Denmark, the Danish State Serum Institute SSI, and the Genetic Biobank of the Faroe Islands.
iPSYCH consists of six research groups, each with its own principal investigator. We cover areas within psychiatry, statistics, genetics, psychology and registry data.
We use two types of data in our research - blood samples and registry data. In our studies, we do not have access to information which can identify people, such as e.g. CPR numbers, names, addresses etc.