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Gene-brain pathways in emotional brain stability and instability [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0883621]

Researchers A/Prof LM Williams; Prof PR Schofield; Prof C Clark; Dr AH Kemp; Dr JM Gatt

Brief description Emotional instability is a defining trait of major mental illnesses. The ability to identify individuals susceptible to emotional instability will be important in limiting the burden of disease from these illnesses. Mental conditions cost the Australian economy approximately $14.9 bill p/a, and depression will be the second leading contributor to burden of disease by 2020. The project will provide the first evidence for the combination of gene-brain-behaviour markers which best capture emotional instability versus resilience. This evidence base will be crucial to developing new tools and strategies for early intervention, and ultimately prevention, for these conditions of mental health.

Funding Amount $670,000

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