Studies Find Many Genetic Links to Neuroticism
Researchers have long known that neuroticism—a personality trait characterized by a tendency toward negative emotions as well as anxiety, anger, envy, guilt and depression—is influenced by genetics.… Read More
Pathways That May be Disrupted in People with OCD
A genetic study of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents, reported March 29, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry, has yielded important hints about genes and biological… Read More
By flipping a genetic switch, researchers were able to eliminate some autism-like behaviors in adult mice, suggesting that the adult brain might still have some degree of plasticity and that some… Read More
Researchers have developed a new model for studying schizophrenia by genetically engineering mice that produce high levels of a human protein, NRG1-IV, in the brain. NRG1-IV, a protein that helps… Read More
How Genes May Help Determine Response to Antipsychotic Medications
People's genes may determine how they respond to medications for psychosis. In a new study published February 23, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry, researchers identified a number of naturally… Read More