The future of psychiatric research: Genomes and neural circuits

Akil, H., Brenner, S., Kandel, E., Kendler, K. S., King, M. C., Scolnick, E., Watson, J. D., Zoghbi, H. Y. (March 2010) The future of psychiatric research: Genomes and neural circuits. Science, 327 (5973). pp. 1580-1581.

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The burden of neuropsychiatric illnesses is enormous. These conditions, which include schizophrenia, mood disorders, and autism, affect thought, emotions, and a person's very sense of self. Together, they are the leading cause of disability in North America and Europe and constitute 40% of all years lost to disability. In the United States, the cost in lost earnings due to psychiatric disease is estimated conservatively to be $200 billion per year (1). The burden to individuals, families, and society is all the more tragic because these illnesses typically begin early in life, are life-long, and damage the affected individuals' self-perception, productivity, and ability to relate to others.

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Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders
diseases & disorders > mental disorders > schizophrenia
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Date: 26 March 2010
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 20:27
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 19:41
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