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Five major psychiatric disorders share genetic links

Five major mental illnesses — autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia — appear to share some common genetic risk factors, according to an examination of genetic data from more than 60,000 people worldwide (The Lancet, online Feb. 28).

Researchers in 19 countries examined the genomes of more than 33,000 individuals with one of the disorders and nearly 28,000 controls. They found four regions of the genetic code where variation was linked to all five disorders.

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/05/disorders.aspx

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