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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. (2015-09-10)
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. (2006-10-03)
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. (2011-03-03)
MU researcher identifies possible genetic causes of borderline personality disorder
In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead to suicidal behavior, substance abuse and failed relationships. (2008-12-16)
New Mouse Mimics Disorder Leading To Premature Heart Disease
Researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and colleagues have developed a mouse model for the most common genetic cause of a lipid disorder associated with premature heart disease. (1997-01-17)
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 and physical disorders. (2007-06-08)
The Lancet Neurology: Autism Series media alert
The Lancet Neurology journal is pleased to announce that the following papers will be published as part of a Series on autism spectrum disorder, ahead of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. (2015-04-16)
Scientists pinpoint gene variations linked to higher risk of bipolar disorder
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified small variations in a number of genes that are closely linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder, a mental illness that affects nearly six million Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. (2012-10-10)
New studies suggest that autism and language development could be linked
In the August issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, two studies localize autism and developmental language disorder to the same position in the human genome. (2000-07-13)
Selection on genes underlying schizophrenia during human evolution
Several genes with strong associations to schizophrenia have evolved rapidly due to selection during human evolution, according to new research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Wednesday, September 5, 2007). (2007-09-04)
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. (2007-03-06)
International team revealed the mystery of major depressive disorder
The CONVERGE Consortium identifies two robust genetic variants for major depressive disorder. (2015-07-16)
The first autism disease genes
Professor Marion Leboyer of the Psychiatry Genetic Team INSERM and director of the specialized French research foundation for psychiatric disorders, Fondation FondaMental, Paris, will present at the 21st ECNP Congress the compelling neurobiological story of discovering the first autism genes. (2008-07-08)
Seven genes for X-linked intellectual disability
Genetic analysis discovers new mutations on the X chromosome. (2015-02-13)
New patterns found in the genetic relationship of 5 major psychiatric disorders
An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics' Advance Online publication. (2013-08-11)
New gene for bipolar disorder discovered
First on top of the world and then in the depths of despair -- this is what the extreme mood changes for people with bipolar disorder are like. (2014-03-11)
Brain imaging identifies bipolar disorder risk in adolescents
Australian researchers have used brain imaging technology to show that young people with a known risk of bipolar (but as yet have no signs of the condition) have clear and quantifiable differences in brain activity when compared to controls. (2012-12-17)
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively
Popular literature and crime dramas imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. (2017-10-11)
Effective treatments for panic disorder not reaching patients
People with panic disorder may not be receiving the treatment they need, with only 19-40 percent of patients estimated to receive standard care, according to a Seminar in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-09-14)
Two Disorders Reveal New Complexities In Body's Use Of Genes
Johns Hopkins researchers studying the genetic changes underlying some cancers and genetic disorders have shown how a single gene can play a role in two very different and distinct inherited disorders, a heart rhythm disturbance and a rare growth ailment (1997-02-03)
Autism gene found
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine are first to strongly link a specific gene with autism. (2004-04-01)
'Schizophrenia' does not exist, argues expert
The term 'schizophrenia,' with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like 'psychosis spectrum syndrome,' argues a professor of psychiatry in The BMJ today. (2016-02-02)
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity
Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research carried out by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London. (2015-06-08)
Heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder traits
A new twin study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that the heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder traits might be higher than previously reported. (2012-09-24)
Intensive instrument playing can lead to movement disorders
In total, one in 6,600 persons will develop focal dystonia, whereas an estimated one in 100 musicians will succumb. (2016-01-22)
Body image isn't just a woman's problem
Body dysmorphic disorder - a severe form of body image disturbance - affects as many men as women, yet it remains underrecognised and underdiagnosed, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2001-11-01)
Bipolar disorder genes, pathways identified by Indiana University neuroscientists
Neuroscientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine have created the first comprehensive map of genes likely to be involved in bipolar disorder, according to research published online Nov. (2008-11-21)
Insurance Industry Discriminates Unfairly On Basis Of Genetic Information
People from families with known genetic disorders are not being treated consistently by insurers, says a paper published in this week's BMJ, and written by Lawrence Low and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust. (1998-12-11)
Potential cause of severe sleep disorder discovered, implications for Parkinson's disease
Researchers at the University of Toronto are the first to identify a potential cause for a severe sleep disorder that has been closely linked to Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. (2011-06-15)
Scientists link gene to dyslexia
A gene which is likely to be one of the causes of dyslexia in children has been discovered by researchers at Cardiff University. (2005-03-03)
Newly revealed autism-related genes include genes involved in cancer
Researchers in Italy have applied a computational technique that accounts for how genes interact, to find new networks of related genes that may be involved in autism spectrum disorder. (2017-09-25)
Review assesses published research on brain changes associated with autism
A recent review that examined all published studies on anatomical abnormalities in the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorder found substantial discrepancy throughout the literature regarding the reported presence and significance of neuroanatomical findings. (2016-04-21)
Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder
Older age among fathers may be associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder in their offspring, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-09-01)
Antisocial and non-antisocial siblings share difficulty recognizing emotions
Teenagers with brothers and sisters who exhibit severe antisocial behavior share a similar impairment with their siblings in recognizing emotions, according to a new study from the University of Southampton. (2015-01-21)
When washing becomes a compulsion
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often diagnosed too late in children and adolescents. (2011-04-01)
Stigmas of mental disorders will disappear in future
Researchers in this week's BMJ predict that increased understanding of psychiatric conditions will improve public perception and acceptance of disorders such as depression, autism, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (1999-07-02)
ADHD in adults
Although classically known as a disorder of childhood, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder also affects between 2%-6% of adults, sometimes with serious ramifications. (2003-03-17)
No genetic link between smaller subcortical brain volumes and risk for schizophrenia
There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia. (2016-02-08)
Research zeros in on bipolar disorder genes, link with thyroid condition
Despite intensive effort, researchers have yet to identify the genes that cause bipolar disorder, yet the practical benefits of such a discovery are obvious. (2005-06-16)
Progress made in linking some forms of epilepsy to genetics
Some patients with a rare disorder called epilepsy aphasia have mutations in the same gene, GRIN2A. (2013-08-11)
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