Study Reveals Genetic Ties to Mental Disorders

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A new study reveals previously unknown genetic links between five psychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia and ADHD. Scientists say the discovery could lead to new treatments, and affect how the diseases are classified.


Jordan Smoller, director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and lead author of the study, newly published in the medical journal "The Lancet"