Research shows genetic link between psychiatric disorders

Mathews 1Carol Mathews, M.D., director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders, and other UF researchers — including Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, and Irene Malaty, M.D., associate professor of neurology — contributed to a recently published study in the journal Science that broadly examined the genetic relationships between many different psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Read the news release regarding this study.

View the published manuscript in Science.


In the video below, Mathews discusses the major findings of the work and how it will affect the ways in which physicians in the clinic and researchers in the laboratory think about diseases of the brain.



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