Schizophrenia Linked to 8 Genetically Distinct Disorders

September 15, 2014 6:34 PM

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New data suggest that schizophrenia, a chronic mental disorder characterized by difficulties differentiating between what is real and what is not, might not a single disease. Instead, the researchers concluded that schizophrenia could be the result of eight genetically distinct disorders that have their own unique symptoms.

For this study, the research team from Washington University School of Medicine set out to examine the potential genetic influences of the disease. The team analyzed DNA variations in 4,200 people diagnosed with schizophrenia and in 3,800 people without the mental disease that acted as the control g...

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