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Mental illnesses share common DNA roots, study finds

Boy with Autism

The biggest study yet into genetics and mental health has come up with a stunning result: The five most common mental illnesses -- autism, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and major depression -- all have a common genetic root.


My life with schizophrenia

Elyn Saks

I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia. I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently.


Is the Web Driving Us Mad?


Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness, Tony Dokoupil reports.


Zeta-Jones 'brave' to reveal bipolar disorder

Zeta-Jones 'brave' to reveal bipolar disorder

Mental health advocates hope that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones's public acknowledgment of her bipolar disorder will help dispel some of the myths and stigma around mental illness.


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