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Huge Study: 5 Mental Disorders Share Genetic Links

(3/4/2013)

Huge Study: 5 Mental Disorders Share Genetic Links
Associated Press
February 27, 2013

The largest genetic study of mental illnesses to date finds five major disorders may not look much alike but they share some gene-based risks. The surprising discovery comes in the quest to unravel what causes psychiatric disorders and how to better diagnose and treat them.  The disorders — autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia — are considered distinct problems. But findings published online suggest they're related in some way.

View the full article here: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/02/27/huge-study-5-mental-disorders-share-genetic-links


Keywords: study, mental, disorders, genetic, links



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