This program supports research on trajectories of mental illness associated with neurocognitive and executive function including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, thought disorders, and related phenotypes and prodromal symptomatology. Prospective research on normative brain development related to these underlying processes in animal and human models is also supported. Of interest are studies that examine the developmental course, periods of vulnerability or sensitivity, or risk processes related to the onset, progression, recurrence, and remission of these disorders and their relevant components. Of particular interest are studies that link brain development with behavioral development; studies that identify biomarkers for disease progression; and studies that test integrative models incorporating biological, behavioral, and environmental/experiential factors in the development of psychopathology.
Stacia Friedman-Hill, PhD.
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