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New Genetic Mutations May Keep Some Mental Disorders from Dying Out

(11/26/2012)

New Genetic Mutations May Keep Some Mental Disorders from Dying Out
Psych Central

November 17, 2012

People with certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, tend to have fewer children than the average person, suggesting that these disorders persist not because of heredity, but because of new genetic mutations, according to a new study.  The findings shed light on a longstanding puzzle in psychiatry: How do the genes linked with some mental health disorders persist in the human population, if people with those disorders tend to have fewer children?

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/11/18/new-genetic-mutations-may-keep-some-mental-disorders-from-dying-out/47856.html


Keywords: genetic, mutations, prevent, mental disorders



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