An apparently dominant bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) locus on chromosome 20p11.2–q11.2 in a large Turkish pedigree


Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD), also known as manic-depressive illness, is a common complex, polygenic disorder characterised by recurrent cyclic episodes of mania and depression. Family, twin, and adoption studies strongly suggest a genetic predisposition/susceptibility to BPAD, but no genes have yet been identified. We studied a large Turkish pedigree… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5200584


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