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Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

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Published on Mar 1, 2013

NIH-funded researchers discovered that people with disorders traditionally thought to be distinct -- autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia -- were more likely to have suspect genetic variation at the same four chromosomal sites. Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., director of NIMH's Division of Adult Translational Research, explains the significance of the study findings for diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.

For the full story, see: Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots
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