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Neuropsychiatric disorders: Shared genetics of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
Nature Reviews Neurology (Impact Factor: 14.1). 07/2009; 5(6):299-300. DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2009.71
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ABSTRACT Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia share common clinical features, and antipsychotic medications can treat both conditions effectively. An assessment of 73,929 people with bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia from a Swedish registry found evidence that the two disorders also share more than half of their genetic determinants.

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