8 Disorders Instead of One? The Role Gene Clusters Play in Schizophrenia

September 16, 2014 4:15 PM

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New research suggests that what is commonly thought of as one disorder — schizophrenia — may in fact be eight different and distinct disorders.

Schizophrenia is a complex but rare mental illness characterized by a person experiencing hallucinations and/or delusions. It affects between 0.5 and 1 percent of the population at any given time and typically begins in a person’s early adulthood (their 20s).

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