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Genetic Overlap Seen in 5 Mental Disorders, University of Queensland Study


8/12/2013 5:55:07 AM

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Five major mental disorders share common inherited genetic variations, a new study finds. The overlap is highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (15 percent), moderate between bipolar disorder and depression and between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression (about 10 percent), and lowest between schizophrenia and autism (3 percent).

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