Genetics and Mental Illness

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Can your body’s Circadian rhythms determine your susceptibility to bipolar disorder? According to a National Academy of Sciences study by UT Southwestern “the Clock gene, which controls [these] rhythms, may be integrally involved in the development of bipolar disorder.” We’ll explore the study and its findings this hour with Dr. Colleen McClung, assistant professor of psychiatry and the study’s senior author.

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