His hope is that research into controlling symptoms of the disease will leap forward as more researchers focus on this pathway.
He also hopes that continued research into this genetic pathway may someday result in genetic testing to determine the risk for bipolar disease, as well the possibility of drugs to prevent bipolar disease before symptoms are present.
The results of the study were published in Nature Molecular Psychiatry.
Phone interview with Dr. Edward Ginns on March 7, 2015.
UMass Med Now. Rare genetic disease protects against bipolar disorder. Jim Fessenden. Web. March 7, 2015.
Reviewed March 9, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith