Special Issue "Advances in Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2022.
Interests: psychiatric disorders; genetics; GWAS studies; comorbid physical disorders
Interests: psychiatric disorders; genetics; epidemiology; health sciences
Psychiatric disorders are very common and a leading cause of worldwide disability. They have significant impacts on health and major social, human rights and economic consequences in all countries around the world.
They are highly polygenic, and multifactorial disorders with both genetic and environmental factors contribute to their development. Since the beginning of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), a large number of genetic risk variants has been linked to the presence of psychiatric disorders and has provided insights into the biological pathways involved in their susceptibility. Despite the increased availability of innovative techniques and new approaches for genetic studies, the complex genetic architecture of the psychiatric disorders has not yet been fully elucidated.
Nowadays, multiple studies and research projects are being carried out worldwide on the implications of genetic aspects in the development of psychiatric disorders. All this effort could improve the diagnosis and prediction of the disorder risk and help to identify new specific drug targets, as well as enhance the prediction of individual response to drugs.
This Special Issue “Advances in Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders” in Genes will present recent advances in the study of the genetic underpinnings of different psychiatric disorders and a general overview of new challenges in this field.
Prof. Dr. Margarita Rivera
Dr. Esther Molina
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Psychiatric disorders
- Genetic variants
- GWAS studies
- Candidate genes studies
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