Gene Variants May Be The Cause Of Bipolar Disorder

August 18, 2008

U.S. reseachers have come out and stated that they believe that two abnormal genes may act as a cause of bipolar disorder....Boston (ChattahBox) – U.S. researchers have come out and stated that they believe that two abnormal genes may act as a cause of bipolar disorder.

Researchers have been working on the largest-ever genetic analysis into bipolar disorder, to try and see what causes of the disorder may be.

They have found that a variation in two genes may be the cause of the disorder.

It is believed that current drugs to treat the disease target these genes, which balance both sodium and calcium in the brain.

More research is set to be carried out to further look into this, as they try to look for a cause.

The study has been published in the journal Nature Genetics.


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