Our Research - Adolescence and Adulthood

Our Research - Adolescence and Adulthood


Photograph depicting a depressed adolescent

As we mature into adults, the brain has established and refined billions of connections. Although the majority of cells have been produced, we do continue to make new cells and connections throughout life, responding to experiences and forming memories. Our researchers are interested in understanding how the interaction between cells in the brain (and nervous system) occurs and how this activity relates to behaviour. Sometimes these connections and circuits work irregularly and this can lead to conditions that manifest in early/mid adulthood but can persist throughout life. Our adulthood researchers are particularly interested in understanding:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Functional Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Our researchers are busy helping to create information for you about the research areas listed above - these will be made available soon.

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