Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology | The Scientist Magazine®

 "Five psychiatric disorders, whose diagnoses are based on symptoms rather than biology, share a considerable number of genetic risk factors, researchers reported in Nature Genetics last week (August 11). Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder have the greatest commonality among one another, while depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share some genetic underpinnings, as do autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia. “Our results will likely contribute to the efforts now under way to base psychiatric nosology on a firmer empirical footing,” the researchers wrote in their report."

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