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Bipolar Disorder Genes Uncovered

August 30th, 2014
Novel genes have been identified as possible contributors to bipolar disorder. The condition, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a chronic and devastating psychiatric illness, affecting 0.5-1.6% of the general population across their lifetime. Its causes are not yet ...

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetics & Mental Illness

Frequently Asked Questions on Genetics & Mental Illness Can you inherit mental illness? The causes of mental illness are complex and not completely understood. They involve an interplay of genes and environment, which includes the environment of the womb as a fetus develops, as well as biochemical changes ...