Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness1. That’s more than 46 million people, each an individual with a unique personality, wants and treatment needs. Today’s psychiatric research and future mental health therapies recognize that individuality through a more personalized approach to treatment.
In the same way that medicine used to think there was just one kind of breast cancer, we now understand mental health disorders like depression and schizophrenia take a variety of different forms. No two people experience these disorders in the same way. At Lundbeck, our research into the underlying biology of disease is helping us understand the heterogenous nature of these disorders, and why some people respond to therapies and others don’t.
In this video, Lundbeck clinicians and researchers discuss where psychiatric research is heading and how increased understanding of the brain and the underlying biology of mental illness is leading to a new era in the treatment of mental illness.
1. National Institute of Mental Health, “Mental Illness.” Last accessed 10/15/19