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Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark  

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism have been found to be associated with autoimmune (Al) diseases in several studies. Record linkage in the entire population of 5 million persons in Denmark will be used to study relative risk for psychiatric disorders for those with prior Al diseases or their relatives, as well as consequences of psychiatric disorders and their treatments, for Al and other diseases. Results will provide clues to etiology of the psychiatric disorders, help prioritize inquiry into their possible autoimmune basis, provide unprecedented data on the prevalence and comorbidity of autoimmune diseases, and suggest parallel etiologies in both psychiatric and autoimmune diseases. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $148,389.00
Project Number 5R01MH053188-11
Principal Investigator Eaton, William
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SE. Support at least two studies to determine if there are subpopulations that are more susceptible to environmental exposures (e.g., immune challenges related to infections, vaccinations, or underlying autoimmune problems) by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Johns Hopkins University
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark | $148,389.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH053188-12
Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark | $184,218.00 | 2008 | R01MH053188-10