Special Issue "Genetics of Psychiatric Disease and the Basics of Neurobiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2021).
Interests: fragile X syndrome; intellectual disorders; chromosome rearrangement research; molecular genetics
Psychiatric disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. Most psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism have a clear genetic component estimated at 80% or higher. The etiology of the major psychiatric disorders is a complex combination of both genetic and environmental components. Advances in our understanding of the genome, together with the advent of new high throughput technologies and analytical methods, are providing new clues to better understand the biology of psychiatric disorders. It is forecasted that new genetic testing and therapeutic strategies will result from this knowledge.
It is my great privilege and pleasure to introduce this Special Issue on Genetics of Psychiatric Disease and the Basics of Neurobiology. Psychiatric disorders constitute a major public health burden with high economic and social impact worldwide. The aim of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art advancements and research done in this area. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of detection of genetic variants associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. These promising findings suggest that we are at the beginning of a new era with new efforts fostering the translation of this knowledge into a precision medicine framework. Original research and review papers dealing with all aspects of “Genetics of Psychiatric Disease and the Basics of Neurobiology” are welcome for inclusion in this Special issue of Genes.
Dr. Laia Rodriguez-Revenga
Dr. Maria Isabel Álvarez
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- Psychiatric disorders
- Brain biology
- Complex trait