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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


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

Brain imaging

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

Outcome Prediction

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

Clinical Intervention

Translate pathophysiological discoveries into clinical and pharmacological interventions

Research groups

NORMENT has organized its research into groups with complementary expertise. Each research group is headed by a core researcher or a group leader.

Research collaboration

Researchers at NORMENT have a close collaboration both within the centre and with national and international reseachers.