Tag Archives: Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia and Bipolar genetics: One Surprise and One Confirmation

This month, a very sophisticated genetic study took a look at the differentiation  of psychotic disorders from controls.  They looked at both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  They looked at which genes were more active in brain tissue, and  correlated this to a history of psychosis.  Specifically, they looked at increased gene activity, as a reflection […]
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A complicated blog entry about genes causing neuropsychiatric disorders

Summary  of a Molecular Psychiatry (#1 psychiatry journal) article . Topic: CNV (copy number variants) and genotype and phenotype Translation:  Gene deletions or repeats in the DNA change the DNA sequence (genotype) and result in different manifestations (traits) in people (phenotype) The current state of affairs/ 2013 It looks like there are several theories why […]
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Schizophrenia

The world of genetics has come to psychiatry in the past five years.  The Human Genome Project has generated millions of variations, and busy scientists all over the world are meticulously cataloguing them.  No other disease has generated more enthusiasm in psychiatry than schizophrenia.  The fabled goal to find the cause has thus far been […]
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