Australian Study of Twins and Psychosis
The Australian Study of Twins and Psychosis is a collaborative project of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research.
About the Study
This study aims to understand the role of genes in triggering the onset of a psychotic illness, and to identify biological and psychological markers of genetic risk for psychosis. Over 100 twins pairs with and without psychosis have completed extensive brain imaging, neuropsychological and genetic assessments. Current analyses of these data are focusing on understanding how psychosis alters patterns of gene expression, and quantifying genetic influences on brain network organization. This project is being conducted in collaboration with The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Recruitment for this study is now complete.
For More Information
Please contact Alex Fornito
Melbourne Health: MHREC 2003.026