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schizophrenia, bipolar, may share a common genetic cause

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(not sure if 'news' is the right section, but I found it in the newspaper!)

they studied the Swedes, and found some interesting stuff

SCHIZOPHRENIA and bipolar disorder share common genetic causes and the two conditions may simply be different manifestations of the same disease, a study of the entire Swedish population suggests.

The question of whether the two mental illnesses are distinct entities or represent a disease continuum is widely debated in psychiatry and the report, published in The Lancet, calls for a rethink on the way schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are classified.

There's a better article over here at WebMD

Does anyone have a subscription to The Lancet? I'd love to read the actual study (it's $31.50 to read just that article!)

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