Psychiatric disease

The Stanley Center’s primary scientific focus is on the severe psychiatric disorders schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism, and the frequently comorbid neurodevelopmental disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These illnesses have dire consequences for individuals, families, and societies. Fortunately, they have begun to be scientifically tractable because new genomic and computational tools have made it possible to exploit their high heritabilities.