X-Linked Inheritance in Affective Disorders

  • Julien Mendlewicz


After reviewing the evidence for genetic factors in affective disorders, the question of X-linked inheritance is discussed as a mode of transmission in a subgroup of bipolar illness. Recent linkage studies also emphasize the importance of considering genetic heterogeneity in the interpretation of genetic marker studies in affective illness. These genetic investigations may have relevance to the biological classification and treatment of affective disorders.


Affective Disorder Linkage Study Bipolar Affective Disorder Color Blindness Bipolar Illness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Mendlewicz
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Erasme HospitalUniversity Clinics of Brussels, Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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