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DNA Polymorphisms in Mental Illness (DPIM)

Chief Investigator: Dr Andrew McQuillin, University College London


DPIM is a large scale study investigating the role of inherited DNA polymorphisms (genetic mutations) as a cause of different mental illnesses. Currently Southern Health is recruiting participants with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.

What does the study involve?

Participants will be asked to donate a small blood sample (20mls) and complete an assessment/questionnaire with one of our researchers, all completed at a single visit lasting approx. 1 hour.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
  • All participants must be of white-British heritage, as including both their maternal and paternal grandparents. 

To refer potential participants or to request further information, please contact the research team:


Tel: 02380 475 258