Is it possible to prevent schizophrenia? Can you get autism if you have a special genetic variant and at the same time suffer a prenatal viral infection? Should everybody with ADHD be given the same medicine? These are the type of questions that iPSYCH is in the process of finding answers to.
Because we do not know enough about the causes of autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression – and because the treatment of these disorders is not effective enough and often leads to side effects. To improve treatment, and possibly even prevent these serious disorders, it is therefore necessary for us to carry out more research into and about the specific causes which lie behind them.