Research on psychosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome

Research on psychosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome

I am raising money to fund research on psychosis in Prader-Willi syndrome. This research will also benefit to the general population.

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I am raising money to fund my PhD at the University of Cambridge looking at psychosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). 

PWS is a rare generic disorder due to two major genetic defects on chromosome 15. One of these defects is associated with a very high risk of developping psychosis (more than 60%) in addition to the core symptomes.

My PhD will look at the differences in sensory processing and cognition between the two genetic subtypes. This will enable us to:

1- to find a way to detect psychosis at very early stages and treat it before the actual onset of the disease associated with neuronal damages.

2- To understand brain mechanisms involves in psychosis.

This research will benefit to people with PWS, but also people with learning disabilities, as well as people in the general population.