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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Genetic Link Between Schizophrenia and Manic Depression

Scientists have discovered a remarkable similarity between the genetic faults behind both schizophrenia and manic depression in a breakthrough that is expected to open the way to new treatments for two of the most common mental illnesses, affecting millions of people.

Previously doctors had assumed that the two conditions were quite separate. But new research shows for the first time that both have a common genetic basis that leads people to develop one or other of the two illnesses.

link: Unlocked: the secrets of schizophrenia - Science, News - The Independent


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