Message from the Director, Flavio Kapczinski
Over 400 million persons world-wide suffer from a mental disorder, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and developmental disorders such as autism. Most major severe mental illnesses are highly heritable, have strong genetic underpinnings, emerge in childhood and adolescence, and run a lifelong chronic course. A better understanding and treatment of mental health is a major unmet need.
The Centre for Clinical Neurosciences is a research hub for psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences. The Centre uses a multidisciplinary approach to better understand mechanisms sustaining mental health and further apply these to develop new treatments. In this way, the Centre for Clinical Neurosciences bridges the gap between research and the clinic.