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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.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $184,218.00
Project Number R01MH053188-10
Principal Investigator Eaton, William
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2.2 Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may underlie the development of ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Johns Hopkins University
State/Country Maryland
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History/Related Projects Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark | $148,389.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH053188-11
Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark | $148,389.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH053188-12