To support research into psychiatric genetics, bipolar disorder, neuroimaging and neuroscience in order to find genetic solutions for individuals with bipolar disorder to help them live an excellent quality of life.
The Prechter Fund provides direct support for the first and largest privately funded bipolar genetics repository in the nation. Repository investigators are hunting for the genetic component of the illness.
The Fund established a longitudinal study on bipolar disorder to help identify predictors of the course of the illness and how it will respond to treatment.
Additionally, the Fund is working toward a personalized approach to mental health care, with the ultimate goal of creating a “customized” approach to treating an individual’s bipolar illness.
The Fund promotes education of junior scientists so that there will be a new generation of clinical and laboratory-based investigators focusing on bipolar disorder.
"People know that we’re committed to this work for many years into the future and that we are pursuing translational clinical goals through understanding genetics, neuropsychological functioning and a number of other factors."
Scott A. Langenecker, M.D., Ph.D.