The aetiology of child psychiatric symptoms
Many mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, may have their roots in early childhood. Half of mental illnesses are established before the age of 14. The EU-funded I-RISK project will pioneer a paradigm shift in intergenerational mental health research and provide unprecedented insights into the aetiology of child psychiatric symptoms. The project will identify causal intergenerational pathways linking parental risk factors to child psychiatric symptoms. It is the first study to apply cutting-edge genetically informed methods to identify intergenerational risk factors for child psychiatric symptoms. It will also consider the role of intermediate phenotypes, whether environmental (parenting) or biological (epigenetic and brain data). I-RISK will generate new genomic data and bring together four of the largest child cohorts in Europe.
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Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
WC1E 6BT London