Bipolar and schizophrenia network for intermediate phenotypes: Outcomes across the psychosis continuum

Carol A. Tamminga, Godfrey Pearlson, Matcheri Keshavan, John Sweeney, Brett Clementz, Gunvant Thaker

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Bipolar and schizophrenia network for intermediate phenotypes is a network of investigator-driven laboratories focused on developing phenotypes, genotypes, and biomarkers for psychosis. Over the last 5 years, the consortium has accomplished a dense phenotyping protocol using probands with a lifetime history of psychosis, their relatives, and healthy controls. This has established a library of biomarker information on individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder with psychosis. The founding goal of establishing disease biomarkers for current psychotic diagnoses has been poorly met, because the cognitive, electrophysiologic, eye movement, and brain imaging biomarkers did not regularly discriminate individuals with different DSM psychosis diagnoses. In future, we will use this biomarker information to establish a pathway to biomarker-based classification in psychoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSchizophrenia Bulletin
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • biomarkers
  • diagnoses
  • phenotypes
  • psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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