Studying the molecular basis of schizophrenia in a large, globally competitive Indian sample (2010–2014)
This study will attempt to identify genetic factors contributing to the development of schizophrenia, a severe mental illness which causes an immense burden on families. In India, there are 7-8 million sufferers, with approximately 30-40% untreated, especially in rural areas. We aim to recruit over 2000 people with and 3000 without schizophrenia, and analyse DNA to identify schizophrenia susceptibility genes. This may lead to better treatments and earlier diagnosis.