November 16, 2012

Why Do Mental Disorders Persist in Society?

Karen Rowan, Live Science


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People with certain mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and autism tend to have fewer children than the average person, a new study from Europe finds.

The results suggest these disorders persist in the population not because of heredity, but because new mutations arise in people, the researchers said.

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TAGGED: Schizophrenia, Mutation, Genetics, Mental Illness

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