A notable excess mortality is present among the mentally ill. The project "SURVIVE: Let the dead help the living" is a prospective, nationwide autopsy-based study and a collaboration between the Forensic Institutes in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus and large number of other excellent research facilities.
How can knowledge from deceased mentally ill benefit the living? The aim is to improve the diagnostic measures and disease control of the mentally ill.
We want to study and develop the use of CT-imaging as a prognostic marker for Coronary Artery Disease and cardiovascular disease.
We want to investigate adipose tissue at specific locations to identify stronger prognostic markers for heart diseases.
In this study we want to investigate morphological changes in the stress regulating areas in the brain in a cohort of autopsied severe mental ill individuals.
Are unexplained deaths among psychiatric patients related to drugs?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the correlation between lifestyle and anti-psychotics and the development of a fatty heart.
This study will investigate fat accumulation in the human heart cells and compare it to information about lifestyle and the use or abuse of drugs and alcohol.
We aim to validate morphometric measurements and find the correlation between organ size, the intake of anti-psychotic medication and inadequate living.
This project investigates the role of fatty liver and medication.
We examine role of Prolactin and the effect of antipsychotic medication on bone density.
The purpose of this project is to investigate if pathological kidney lesions can be associated with the use or abuse of specific psychiatric medication.
We aim to explore miRNA and DNA methylation patterns that could be associated with the premature death of schizophrenics.
We want to determine if increased genetic sensitivity to QT-prolonging psychotropic pharmaceuticals is a contributory cause in the occurrence of sudden death in patients.
Head of Section:
Jytte Banner, MD, PhD
Professor of Forensic Medicine, MD, PhD
Research leader of SURVIVE
Telephone :+45 35 32 61 74