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Genetic correlations between schizophrenia and eating disorders illuminated

Schizophrenia and eating disorders (EDs) are complex traits with considerable somatic and psychiatric morbidity, affecting 0.4–1% and 9% of the population, respectively. Risk for both is predominantly from genetic sources—64–81% for schizophrenia and 41–83% for EDs. Despite distinct diagnostic criteria and few common symptoms, significant genetic correlations between schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa (AN) have been identified in several recent genomic studies. Read More

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