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Letter from the Editor

Prof. Martien Kas, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
ECNP 2020
Dear readers, Brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and dementia are complex diseases in which a plethora of brain abnormalities are involved which can be at a structural, connectivity, and functional activation level.  The development of treatments for these diseases forms one of the major challenges of our time in public health and in the pharmaceutical industry. New developments in this field of research were presented at the yearly neuroscience applied congress of the ECNP, a European organisation committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and human behaviour are translated into better treatments and enhanced public health. This Medicom Conference Report provides a selection of highlights from the ECNP 2020 congress.  These highlights indicate that developments are underway to address the observed heterogeneity in patient populations using quantitative digital and neurobiological biomarkers to allow for stratif...

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