Psychiatric Genetics


We have several long-term cooperations with groups and individuals from the University Hospital of Vienna (Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien), most importantly with the Working Group in Psychiatric Genetics located at the Department of General Psychiatry of the AKH Wien. Research in psychiatry includes the relation between psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder to polymorphisms in genes, often related to the dopamin and serotonin metabolism. A genome scan detected a potential susceptibility locus for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia on chromosome 3q, which has not been reported previously.

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