News-Medical: Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Generally, most medical disorders possess well-defined physical characteristics that are observed in organs, tissues, and bodily fluids. However, psychiatric disorders are not defined by such pathology, instead they are defined by behavior. According to Dr. Daniel Geschwind, first author of the study and distinguished Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Genetics, and Director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, the current study findings provide a molecular, pathological signature of these conditions. (February 9, 2018)

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