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Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Learning more about schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Schizophrenia is known to affect about 1% of the adult global population and although little is known about the biological profile of this condition, recent studies have revealed that genetic mutations actually increase the likelihood of this devastating disease.

Similarly bipolar disorder is also affected by genetic mutations and it was also revealed that a genetic overlap was evident within these two disorders.

Schizophrenia is a condition where patients hear imaginary voices causing paranoia and disturbed thoughts and inconsistent speech. Bipolar disorder is based upon significant fluctuations in moods from euphoria to depression. Treatment to control both these medical conditions is usually by way of potent prescribed drugs. This disorder also affects about one percent of adults throughout the world.

Although scientists have known that both these disorders are inherited, hope in finding a gene offender has been ruined by recognizing that there are numerous DNA variants.

Furthermore, it is unsure whether schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are single or multiple diseases. However, certain relevant information has been acquired about gene variants and, in doing so, it is hoped that more can be learned about these two devastating medical conditions.

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