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Developmental disorders

Our research aims to learn more about the early origins, development and impacts of neurodevelopmental and mental health problems.

The overall aims are to improve prevention and inform interventions and policy.

Our main areas of research are:

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Child and adolescent psychiatry

Our Child and adolescent psychiatry/developmental psychopathology team works to conduct and promote high quality research into neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems in young people.

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ECHO Study CNV research

Researchers on the ECHO study are working to better understand the development of people with Copy Number Variants (CNVs).

Meeting the challenge

A key part of our research philosophy is that developmental disorders are a challenge that can be overcome. Claire Sanders, who has a daughter with ADHD, speaks to Professor Anita Thapar about genetic and environmental risk factors for the condition. This video was produced as part of the Challenge Cardiff series.

Watch Claire interview Professor Anita Thapar

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Anita Thapar

Professor Anita Thapar

Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
thapar@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8478