Same Genetic Basis Found in 5 Types of Mental Disorders

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Same Genetic Basis Found in 5 Types of Mental Disorders

Postby ScottMentalPod » February 28th, 2013, 4:57 pm

"The calcium channel findings suggest that perhaps — and this is a big if — treatments to affect calcium channel functioning might have effects across a range of disorders," Dr. Smoller said.

There are drugs on the market that block calcium channels — they are used to treat high blood pressure — and researchers had already postulated that they might be useful for bipolar disorder even before the current findings.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/health/study-finds-genetic-risk-factors-shared-by-5-psychiatric-disorders.html
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