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International study completes the largest genetic map of psychiatric disorders so far

An international study published in the journal Cell, has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome, in a total of about 230,000 patients worldwide. Among the participants in the new study, the most ambitious and detailed study published so far on the […]

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Genes underscore five psychiatric disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. A collaborate research project carried out by The University of Queensland and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam analyzed more than 400,000 individuals to determine the genes behind […]

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New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalized treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, accounting for 31% of total years lived with disability. While our understanding of the biology behind these disorders has increased, no new neuropsychiatric […]

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Allergies in Childhood increase the risk for mental illness

Mental illness: susceptibility to disease develops in childhood In a new study has shown that frequent allergies in Childhood the risk for mental and chronic inflammatory diseases in adulthood. The new findings are further confirmation of the hygiene hypothesis. Allergies have greatly increased “The so-called hygiene hypothesis, farm or rare forest hypothesis is based on […]

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Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience […]