Gene expression in psychotic disorders: dissecting the genetic basis of complex neuropsychiatric disorders

  • Sabine Bahn
Conference paper


Psychiatric disorders are amongst the most widespread diseases. The major psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder) alone affect about 2% of the population worldwide. Due to their early onset and chronic, debilitating course these illnesses are from a healthcare point of view amongst the costliest in the developed world. The mortality for the disorders is also very high, about 10% commit suicide, nevertheless schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder do not receive the same attention as other major causes of death and ill-health like heart disease and cancer.


Psychotic Disorder Bipolar Affective Disorder Agonal State Brain Collection mRNA Integrity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Bahn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Cambridge and Babraham InstituteCambridgeUK

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