B3840 - Developmental pathways to mental health problems - 16/08/2021

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Alexandra Havdahl | Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo (also Honorary Research Fellow at MRC IEU at the University of Bristol) (Norway)
Prof Christian Krog Tamnes, Dr Lia Ferschman, Dr Mona Bekkhus, Dr Laurie Hannigan, Robyn Wootton, Adrian Dahl Askelund, Laura Hegemann, Ingrid Overweg
Title of project: 
Developmental pathways to mental health problems
Proposal summary: 

Mental disorders are highly heritable conditions constituting a leading cause of disability and reduced life quality from an early age. Still, knowledge about how mental health problems develop is still very limited. To inform early detection and interventions, it is essential to identify factors contributing to the development of mental health problems. We will examine trajectories of mental health over time and investigate the influences of genetic, environmental, neural, and neurocognitive factors.

Impact of research: 
The current project will provide new insights into the development of mental health problems, including risk, protective, resilience and recovery factors. We expect to generate knowledge that could benefit health policymakers, health service planners, clinical practice, and thereby also patients, their families, and the public.
Date proposal received: 
Friday, 6 August, 2021
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 16 August, 2021
Mental health - Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognition, Mental health, Statistical methods, Genetic epidemiology