More than 54 million Americans have a mental illness in any given year, according to the National Mental Health Association. TGen's mental illness research program focuses on identifying the underlying genetic causes of various forms of metal illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and ADHD.
It has been known for quite some time that there is a genetic basis for mental illness. However, the genetics basis is thought to be complex, multi-genic and environmental.
Researchers at TGen are using a combination of traditional family-based genetic studies, family-based expression studies and large-scale population-based expression studies to further investigate the genetics of mental illness.
TGen's Neurobehavioral Research Unit
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