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common mood disorders may have genetic underpinnings

 
  January, 17 2002 2:29
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Discovery that common mood disorders are inherited together may reveal genetic underpinnings

The genetic underpinnings of panic disorder and manic depressive (bipolar) illness have long eluded scientists. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins studying the inheritance patterns of these conditions have concluded that they probably are not separate diseases at all, but different forms of a shared and complex biological condition.

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Trent Stockton
tstockt1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


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