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Fighting the burden of mental disorders
Date:9/12/2009

ulation). The prevalence of Alzheimers disease is expected to rise dramatically with an ageing population, because it affects about 2% amongst 65󈞱 years olds and about 22% amongst those 85󈟅 years. In addition, older people are the group with the highest suicide rates in Europe (18.75 per 100000).

With the 22nd ECNP Congress 2009 in Istanbul, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) marks a contribution to meet the enormous burden and amount of suffering associated with mental disorders. The detailed way fundamental processes of the brain have been discovered in the last years is showing great promise of yielding methods to treat and prevent disorders of the brain. From 12󈝼 September 2009, renowned experts from 25 countries meet in Istanbul to present, discuss and evaluate the latest achievements and future perspectives in the fields of affective disorders, schizophrenia, drugs and addiction, brain plasticity, basic neuroscience and psychopharmacology. The high-calibre and well-balanced scientific programme of the congress, which includes over 100 topics to be presented by more than 600 experts, is dedicated to promoting the dissemination of new research findings and the exchange of ideas and information among clinicians and scientists in order to improve the situation of people struck by mental disorders.


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Contact: Sonja Mak
s.mak@update.europe.at
431-405-5734
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Source:Eurekalert

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