The MIND-Set (Measuring Integrated Novel Dimensions in neurodevelopmental and stress-related mental disorders) is a psychiatry cohort study of The Department of Psychiatry of the Radboudumc and the Donders Institute.
The primary aim of the MIND-Set is to determine the shared and specific mechanisms of stress-related and neurodevelopmental disorders across multiple units of analyses ranging from genes via neural circuits, endocrinological and inflammation-related measures, to (neuro)psychological constructs, and finally to psychopathological symptoms and behaviours.
The MIND-Set study was initiated by Professor Aart Schene and involves many of the Donders Institute’s (clinical) researchers. It offers the opportunity to study psychiatric risk factors within a large cohort of psychiatric patients with various mental disorders. Adult psychiatric patients with stress-related disorders, including mood (depressive and bipolar) disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction disorders and/or neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) are covered by the Department of Psychiatry of the Radboudumc.