Thursday, March 7, 2013

Latest Research—Illnesses Connected Genetically?

One of my followers shared this New York Times news story with me this week. In the largest genetic study for psychiatric disorders, researchers discovered 5 disorders that share genetic risk factors. They include,schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD and major depression, all which share common genetic factors that point to a specific signaling system. This is an exciting study that takes us one step closer to better treatment. And for families like mine who have children with different disorders in the list above, this study helps bring understanding for what we’re experiencing firsthand in our homes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/health/study-finds-genetic-risk-factors-shared-by-5-psychiatric-disorders.html?_r=0

The New York Times
By GINA KOLATA
Published: February 28, 2013

Consulted: March 7, 2013

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