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The iPSYCH2015 Case-Cohort sample: updated directions for unravelling genetic and environmental architectures of severe mental disorders

By Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Carsten Boecker Pedersen, Marie Baekvad-Hansen, Marianne Gioertz Pedersen, Dea Adamsen, Christine Soeholm Hansen, Esben Agerbo, Jakob Grove, Thomas D Als, Andrew Joseph Schork, Alfonso Buil, Ole Mors, Merete Nordentoft, Thomas Werge, Anders D Børglum, David M Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen

Posted 02 Dec 2020
medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.30.20237768

The Lundbeck Foundation Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) consortium has almost doubled its Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012). The newly updated cohort, named iPSYCH2015, expands the study base with 56,233 samples, to a combined total of 141,265 samples. The cohort is nested within the Danish population born between 1981 and 2008 and is a Case-cohort design including 50,615 population controls. We added more cases to the existing phenotypes identified with, schizophrenia (Nnew=4,131/Ntotal=8,113), autism (Nnew=8,056 / Ntotal=24,975), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Nnew=10,026/Ntotal=29,668) and affective disorder (Nnew=13,999/Ntotal=40,482) of which a subset has bipolar affective disorder (N-new=1,656/Ntotal=3,819). We also added two additional focus phenotypes, schizophrenia spectrum disorder (N=16,008) and post-partum disorder (N=3,421). In total, the expanded iPSYCH2015 sample consists of 93,608 unique individuals in the case groups and 50,615 population controls. For the sample expansion, DNA was extracted and amplified from dried blood spots samples stored within the Danish Neonatal Screening Biobank and genotyped using the Illumina Global Screening Array. The Biobank sample retrieval rate was 95%, and the genotyping success rate was 92% (97% of retrieved). We expanded the follow-up period by three years, including data such as longitudinal information on health, prescribed medicine, social and socioeconomic information.

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