HealthDay - "Genetic Links Seen Between Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia"

 – September 22, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

There is a genetic link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, two common and often disabling brain disorders, a new study indicates. The findings, they say, provide new insight into the causes of both conditions. "Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are debilitating illnesses affecting millions of people around the world, and existing therapies for these people are ineffective as long-term options," the bipolar study's lead author Dr. Pamela Sklar said. Learn more.