Thursday, April 4, 2013

genetic evidence linking psychiatric disorders


Scientists have found genetic evidence and have linked the same genetic mutation in patients that have autism to something different such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This apparently isn't that surprising of a find since some disorders share some of the same symptoms but it ensures that using the whole genome analysis of children and adults will help in resolving the problem or a more personalized approach. The community has defined an IQ score of less than 70 relating to a a disability but studies have shown a score of 71 and 69 shows little difference of a function of a child, only one may have the disability. But when considering an IQ score family genetic background is taken into consideration

"Imagine if we have a child with a genetic abnormality, but the child's IQ is 85. Technically, we would not diagnose this child with a disability. However, if the family of this child has IQs around 130, we could consider that this child's genetic anomaly has 'cost' him or her 45 IQ points -- a very substantial difference." states Dr. Lebetter.

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