Studies of Genes in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia (4 of 4)


The search for genes in bipolar disorder
parallels the search for genes in schizophrenia; first linkage studies, then
association studies and now whole genome association studies. The search in bipolar
disorder may be a little bit less successful than those in schizophrenia,
though people could argue that. The whole genome association results that we’ve
seen so far are relatively equivocal both for schizophrenia and for bipolar
disorder. So I think it’s a little difficult to say that bipolar disorder
genetics has had less success then say schizophrenia genetics. I think both are
really in their infancy at this point in time.

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