Bipolar disorder affects 1.5% of the population, is markedly disabling, and is associated with a reduced life expectancy of about 12 years — due to both high suicide rates and physical comorbidities. It is strongly genetic, with heritability in the range of 70-90%.
This presentation will overview our recent research into the genetics of this illness and our clinical, neuroimaging and genetic studies of young people at high familial risk.
The ultimate aim of this suite of studies is to inform future early identification and interventions for those at high risk of this devastating condition.
Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell is an international authority on mood disorders. His major achievements span the genetics, phenomenology, treatment and epidemiology of these conditions.
He has demonstrated specific neuroimaging, genetic, clinical and neuropsychological differences in young people at risk to bipolar disorder and identified distinguishing clinical characteristics of bipolar depression.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
4.00pm - 5.00pm