The major goals of this prospective cohort study of a randomly selected community sample are to: establish the prevalence and genetic, metabolic and environmental determinants of psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the general population of the city of Lausanne; assess the mechanisms of the association between psychiatric disorders and CVRF / CVD.
Additional scientific questions focus on:

  • the identification of risk factors for the incidence and course of CVRF and psychiatric disorders;
    the identification of risk factors for cognitive impairment;
  • the testing of novel biological marker candidates and the incidence or course of CVRF/CVD or psychiatric disorders;
  • the testing of associations between brain anatomy patterns and CVRF and psychiatric disorders.

Last update: 19/12/2016