Special Issue "Advances of Psychiatric Genetics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: molecular pathogenesis; next generation sequencing; rare disorders; autism spectrum disorders; genetic testing
People with mental illness make up a large group of patients with increasing prevalence. Despite the extensive research, the etiology and molecular pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders are still poorly understood. It is clear from recent genomic studies that the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders is highly polygenic and comprises all forms of genetic variations, such as common and rare SNVs, small insertions and deletions, de novo and inherited CNVs and chromosomal translocations. Moreover, epigenetic and environmental factors also play a crucial role in the development of these diseases.
Thanks to the new sophisticated technologies, such as whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, more and more genomic data are available for psychiatric disorders. This gives promise to understand the biological mechanisms and develop novel therapeutic methods.
There are a number of rare disorders with psychiatric symptoms. The exploration of candidate genes and related biological pathways involved in the pathogenesis of these rare disorders is supposed to contribute to discovering the complex nature of mental disorders.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original and review articles which describe recent findings related to the genetic defects and pathomechanisms underlying mental illness. Pure clinical studies are out of the scope of this Special Issue; however, clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are welcome.
Dr. Judit Bene
Dr. Hadzsiev Kinga
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- mental disorders
- bipolar disorder
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- major depression disorder
- anxiety disorders
- autism spectrum disorders
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- rare disorders