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Genetic Basis of Mental Disorders Program


This program supports research on the identification, localization and function of genes and other genomic elements that produce susceptibility to mental disorders (including autism and autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder or other related mood disorders, recurrent early-onset depression and other depressive disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other anxiety disorders, panic disorder, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, personality disorders, Tourette syndrome and Alzheimer's disease).

Areas of Emphasis

  • Whole genome approaches
  • Candidate gene approaches
  • Epigenetic and other regulatory mechanisms
  • Genetic systems approaches


Anjene Addington
6001 Executive Blvd. Room 7190/MSC9643
Bethesda, MD 20892