Our research covers the major psychiatric disorders, and is based on a gene-environment interaction model where psychiatric conditions are considered to arise due to an interplay between biological, psychological and social risk factors. The ultimate goal is to improve mental health for both the individual and within society as a whole. 

Our research questions often arise from the clinical setting and are addressed in clinical, experimental and epidemiological studies, often in collaboration with other researchers at Uppsala University, but also at other national and international universities and research institutes. Several studies involve evaluation of new methods for diagnostics and treatment, and are conducted in close partnership with health care.

Individual projects and responsible researchers are listed in the left margin of this site. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team!

WoMHeR – Women's Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan 
WoMHeR is a center focusing on key research issues regarding women’s mental health that was established at Uppsala University in 2019. WoMHeR aims at being a unique, strategically relevant, interdisciplinary research center, with focus on the contemporary global increase in mental health problems, especially among women.  Read more on WoMHeRs web page.

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Simon Cervenka

Last modified: 2022-04-08