Schizophrenia Appears To Be A Group Of Eight Distinct Disorders

USA Today (9/15, Szabo) reports that according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online Sept. 15 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, “schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.”

After comparing “the DNA of 4,200 people with schizophrenia to that of 3,800 healthy people,” researchers also “found that certain genetic profiles matched particular symptoms.”

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— “Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one,” Lisa Szabo, USA Today, September 15, 2014.

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