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The overall aim of the research at NORMENT is to understand the underlying mechanisms of severe mental disorders and find answers to why some people develop perceptual disturbances, delusions, depressions, or manic phases.

Research topics


DNA illustration

Disclose the complete genetic architecture of psychotic disorders and determine their functional impact

Brain imaging

Brain illustration

Identify novel brain imaging phenotypes linking genes and clinical phenotypes in a longitudinal setting

Outcome Prediction

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Use genetic, environmental and clinical factors to predict disease progress and outcome

Clinical Intervention

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Translate pathophysiological discoveries into clinical and pharmacological interventions

Research groups

The research at NORMENT is organized into 15 groups with complementary expertise. 


NORMENT has a close collaboration with national and international researchers.

Resource Units

The daily infrastructure for collection, storage, and processing of scientific data is divided into seven units.