Mental illnesses: better understood, better treated

Mental illnesses: better understood, better treated

16th April 2018
Even though mental disorders are frequent, they are still being treated too late. The fourteenth edition of In Vivo Magazine focuses on the work of researchers to improve the situation.

About 20% of the Swiss population suffers from moderate to serious mental problems. Despite their frequency, these diseases are still being diagnosed too late. This is especially the case with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This issue’s main feature assesses the development of more precise detection methods and new treatments. It also gives voice to patients and relatives affected by these diseases.

An exclusive interview with American biochemist Jennifer Doudna, who has developed a revolutionary genetic editing tool, is also included in this edition. The In Extenso infographic supplement is devoted to the mysteries of puberty.

Available in English and French, the magazine In Vivo, produced by LargeNetwork, comes out three times a year. It is distributed by the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and to subscribers (www.invivomagazine.com). The publication is free, so the subscription only covers shipping fees (CHF 20 for six editions).