Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia share common clinical features, and antipsychotic medications can treat both conditions effectively. An assessment of 73,929 people with bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia from a Swedish registry found evidence that the two disorders also share more than half of their genetic determinants.
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Potash, J., Bienvenu, O. Shared genetics of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Nat Rev Neurol 5, 299–300 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrneurol.2009.71
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