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How genetic testing can improve care for children with epilepsy
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated. In a new and extensive literature review of available information, experts provide insights on the valuable role of genetic testing in the diagnosis and care of pediatric epilepsy. View News Article (2015-09-11)

Comorbidities common in bipolar disorder, may have genetic link
While the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be disabling on their own, most patients with the condition also are afflicted with a variety of other psychiatric, substance use and physical disorders. View News Article (2007-06-11)

New gene linked to bipolar disorder
A new gene linked to both depression and bipolar disorder has been identified by UCL (University College London) and Danish researchers. View News Article (2006-10-04)

The dark path to antisocial personality disorder
With no lab tests to guide the clinician, psychiatric diagnostics is challenging and controversial. Antisocial personality disorder is defined as "a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood," according to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental... View News Article (2012-02-08)

Replicating risk genes in bipolar disorder
One of the biggest challenges in psychiatric genetics has been to replicate findings across large studies. View News Article (2012-10-16)

A new clue to the genetics of bipolar disorder: Piccolo
Understanding the genetics of bipolar disorder could lead to new treatments, but identifying specific genetic variations associated with this disorder has been challenging.  View News Article (2011-02-24)

Iron overload
One in every three hundred people in the US and UK has the potential to develop hemochromatosis, a disorder which overloads the body with iron. So why do only some of them go on to develop the disease? American scientists have been studying the genetic make-up of patients with hemochromatosis, a potentially fatal disease. Sufferers have high levels of iron deposited in their liver, heart and... View News Article (2001-04-04)

Scientists identify susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder
A new study provides fascinating insight into the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression. View News Article (2011-03-04)

Blood tests may be possible for mental health conditions
Blood tests for panic disorder and other mental health conditions are potentially around the corner, based on results from a University of Iowa study. View News Article (2007-03-06)

Brain scans detect autism's signature
An autism study by Yale School of Medicine researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has identified a pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  View News Article (2010-11-16)

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