Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

September 15, 2014 9:59 AM

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Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease

"What we’ve done here, after a decade of frustration in the field of psychiatric genetics, is identify the way genes interact with each other," explained Robert Cloninger.

It's long been understood that a large percentage of the risk of developing schizophrenia is inherited, passed on in the gene pool. But scientists have struggled to locate the specific genetic malfunctions that correspond to the mental disorder.

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