Friday, September 05, 2003

Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder both have shared pathophysiology?

BBC NEWS | Health | Mental illnesses share gene flaw
Sabine Bahn, who led the research, published in The Lancet, said: "We believe that our results provide strong evidence for oligodendrocyte and myelin dysfunction in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

"The high degree of correlation between the expression changes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder provide compelling evidence for common pathophysiological pathways that may govern the disease phenotypes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder."

Fantastic results if they hold up. We've been so very much in the dark without a pathophysiologic mechanism. This is the kind of work that can lead towards a Nobel.

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