The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) section Epidemiology together with the European Network of Schizophrenia Networks for the Study of Gene-envirome Interactions (EU-GEI) proudly present their 2012 joint conference on the environment and mental health. The conference will take place from the 13th until the 16th of June 2012 in the Maastricht School of Management.
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
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The relationship between mental ill health and the environment is extremely topical. With the novel concept of "extended mind" - the notion that the mind is not "in" the brain but rather is a reflection of the causal interaction between cerebral representations and the environment - epidemiology urgently needs to devise novel ways to study onset of ill health from the environmental mind perspective. In addition, even though molecular genetic studies of psychiatric phenotypes have remained remarkably inconclusive, much of the genetic contribution to mental ill health and resilience may exert powerful effects through the environment. Furthermore, the effects of the environment on psychological mechanisms, the epigenome and brain structure and function can now be studied and brought together by interested epidemiologists. The challenge of combining all these perspectives for the purpose of research and treatment will be addressed during this conference. Top researchers and students together will endeavour to create clarity and bring the field forward.
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