A First Glimpse of a New Cohort to Study Depression and Bipolar Disorder

April 06, 2022
A 23andMe study published this month provides insight into the cause and overlapping genetics of two mental health disorders – depression and bipolar disorder.  The National Institutes of Health estimates that...
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Better Treatment and Care Needed for People with Depression

June 19, 2019
The Milken Institute, one of two collaborators with 23andMe’s Depression and Bipolar Study, began the survey last year and found that 89 percent of those with depression or bipolar disorder or both said there was a need for better treatments and care.
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Spit, The Next Installment

November 27, 2018
The latest episodes of Spit, iHeartRadio’s podcast with 23andMe, includes more intelligent and raw conversations with artists, thinkers, and scientists across a variety of topics. This next batch of episodes...
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Massive new study finds shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

June 21, 2018
In the most extensive genetic study of brain disorders to date, scientists have found a shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. The findings may change how researchers look at disorders of the brain, according to the lead author of the study Ben Neale, of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard.work
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14, 2018
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to highlight how anyone can be there for the people in their lives by starting a conversation about mental...
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Depression does not discriminate

November 16, 2017
Elon Musk's discussion about his struggle with depression reveals that no one is immune to mental health issues, and adds impetus to the need for more research into the condition that affects 300 million worldwide.
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What Patients Say Works for Bipolar Disorder

April 15, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Some of the most effective treatments for bipolar disorder reported by patients are...
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The Genetics of Mental Illness

March 04, 2013
Researchers have long believed that genetics put some people at higher risk for mental illness than others, but exactly which genes are involved has remained a mystery. Even very large...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Show Importance Of Common DNA Variants In Schizophrenia

July 03, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Researchers Look For Common Themes In Bipolar Disorder Genetics

June 23, 2009
Genomewide association studies have had some success in finding DNA variants associated with increased risk for bipolar disorder.   But researchers from the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics...
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