Is There a Genetic Link Between Five Different Psychiatric Disorders?

August 16, 2013

Charles Raison, MD, comments on a recent Lancet study detailing how five major psychiatric disorders—autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia—are genetically connected. Read a brief summary of the study here.

Reference 

Smoller JW, Kendler K, Craddock N, et al. Identification of risk loci with shared effects on five major psychiatric disorders: a genome-wide analysis. Lancet. 2013 Feb 28;[Epub ahead of print].

Is There a Genetic Link Between 5 Psychiatric Disorders?