Mental illness is responsible for one of the largest disease burdens in Australia. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder each affect around 1% of the population. NeuRA has active programs in these areas, as well as childhood developmental disorders such as autism.
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Epigenetics is the study of how our environment influences the expression of our genes. My group has found a link between early life experiences and attention. Exposure to traumatic experiences in the early stages of life, including abuse or neglect, parental divorce or mental illness, and poverty, are known to influence the development of some mental illnesses. These early experiences also […]
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