PARADISE is a coordinated action project funded by the European Union (EU) under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It is composed of 10 partners across Europe and is coordinated by the Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health at the department Public Health and Health Care Research at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. The objective of the PARADISE project is to develop and test an innovative approach to collecting clinical data on the psychosocial difficulties that people experience when they suffer from brain disorders.
The key to this approach called 'horizontal epidemiology is that the problems people have to deal with are not linked to the specific diagnosis of the condition they have, but are actually problems that people with very different brain conditions (e.g. dementia, depression, epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson´s Disease, schizophrenia, stroke and substance use disorders) have in common. If this is proven true, this way of collecting information would profoundly change how services are organized and delivered to people with brain disorders across Europe, improving their lives and life opportunities.
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