22 May 2023
"Inside the Mind: Understanding the Complex Interplay of Genetics and Environment in severe Mental Illness"
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are complex and severe mental illnesses that can have a major impact on individuals and their families. Current research indicates that both genetics and the environment can play a role in the development of these conditions. In this talk, I will explore the latest research on the genetic and environmental factors that may influence a person's risk for developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By understanding these factors, we can gain a better understanding of these disorders and improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent them.
In my research I investigate the relationships between environmental and genetic factors in disease development. Specifically, I'm studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to better understand how genes and the environment interact to cause these disorders using large datasets of the Swedish population. The aim of my research is to improve our understanding of these complex disorders and identify factors that can help predict who may be at risk.