Chronic mental illnesses (CMI) like schizophrenia or the recurrent affective disorders are among the most debilitating (prevalence 1-10%) and costly diseases in the Western world. Tragically, the early onset of CMI in adolescence leads to in most cases to lifelong impairments and occupational disability. Yet, even though CMI have dramatic negative impact on individual patients, their relatives, and society, our biological understanding and options for novel strategies of efficient treatment to cure CMI are stalling. »Introduction page
Free of charge symposium: September 5th, 2017
Psychiatric Illnesses – From Freud to their biological mechanisms
At the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria).
On September 5th, 2017, in Klosterneuburg near Vienna.
Through this symposium, we bring together renowned researchers from diverse fields of neuroscience and psychiatric illness research to facilitate learning and collaboration amongst the scientists and to provide an overview on the current knowledge on the causes of psychiatric illnesses. »More information