Bipolar (BP) disorder is characterised by recurrent manic and depressive episodes, affecting more than 1% of the EU population. Delay in the diagnosis (based only on clinical features), uncertainties in the definition of episodes and on the best treatment strategy as a function of the clinical heterogeneity lead to devastating socioeconomic, professional and family consequences that could be avoided by optimised diagnostic and treatment procedures. ENBREC is designed to build an EU-wide network of expert centres (at present representing more than 300 million EU citizens) specialising in research and care on BP disorder, in order to integrate research efforts on the mechanism of disease, and on optimised diagnostic and treatment.
Prof. Chantal HENRY
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
EC contribution: EUR 662 900
Duration: 24 months
Starting date: 01/07/2009
Project web-site: http://www.enbrec.eu