Genetic Research Reveals Eight Distinct Types Of Schizophrenia

September 16, 2014 12:44 PM

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Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders – each with its own unique set of symptoms, according to new research published online Monday in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, one of the senior investigators of the study as well as a professor of psychiatry and genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues believe their findings could be the first step towards improving how the condition is diagnosed and...

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