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The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) has committed itself to establish a prospective national cohort of patients with major psychiatric disorders, the so-called DGPPN-Cohort. This project will enable the scientific exploitation of high-quality data and biomaterial from psychiatric patients for research. It will be set up using(More)
The hopes for readily implementable precision medicine are high. For many complex disorders, such as bipolar disorder, these hopes critically hinge on tangible successes in pharmacogenetics of treatment response or susceptibility to adverse events. In this article, we review the current state of pharmacogenomics of bipolar disorder including latest results(More)
Large-scale collaborative research will be a hallmark of future psychiatric genetic research. Ideally, both academic and non-academic institutions should be able to participate in such collaborations to allow for the establishment of very large samples in a straightforward manner. Any such endeavor requires an easy-to-implement information technology (IT)(More)
Significant cognitive dysfunction has been recognized as an important state and trait feature of bipolar disorder. In this article, longitudinal studies comparing cognitive performance in bipolar disorder patients and healthy controls are reviewed. In contrast to cross-sectional reports, current longitudinal research findings do not support a progressive(More)
Borderline personality disorder (BOR) is determined by environmental and genetic factors, and characterized by affective instability and impulsivity, diagnostic symptoms also observed in manic phases of bipolar disorder (BIP). Up to 20% of BIP patients show comorbidity with BOR. This report describes the first case-control genome-wide association study(More)
Die bipolare Störung (BD) ist multifaktoriell verursacht, zur Entstehung tragen sowohl genetische als auch Umweltfaktoren bei. Der Durchbruch bei der Identifizierung der verantwortlichen Gene gelang mit genomweiten Assoziationsstudien (GWAS), in denen erstmals replizierbare genetische Risikovarianten für die BD gefunden wurden. Neben den durch die GWAS(More)
Schizophrenia is a devastating disease that arises on the background of genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, such as early life stress (ELS). In this study, we show that ELS-induced schizophrenia-like phenotypes in mice correlate with a widespread increase of histone-deacetylase 1 (Hdac1) expression that is linked to altered DNA(More)
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