Unique perspective of a women with Bipolar Disorder and a Master's degree in psychology. Posts include summaries of current research, essays on experiencing and managing bipolar disorder and data on mood over time, in relation to medication compliance and other aspects of health.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Genetics of Bipolar Disorder: Is Bipolar Disorder Hereditary?
There have recently been huge gains in our understanding of the genetics behind development of bipolar disorder. Since 2003, when the Human Genome Project sequenced all of the DNA in the human genome, it is now possible to compare the DNA of those with bipolar disorder to the DNA of those who do not suffer from a mood disorder. The discoveries are just beginning, but perhaps soon we will understand everything about the genetics that contribute to bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
Still doing well. Fighting with my husband. I'm not that easy to get along with. Need to work on my communication. Writing is one thing, but actually talking...that can be hard. Still, my mood is pretty stable and well balanced.
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