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Can We Finally Stop Blaming Refrigerator Mothers?

Can We Finally Stop Blaming Refrigerator Mothers?

This recent genetic study by the National Institute on Mental Health found that five major mental disorders–autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia–share some of the same genetic risk factors.  

Check out the film clip attached where one of the study’s authors discusses that a common trait amongst these disorders is how the brain regulates the flow of calcium into neurons. This is known to affect the brain circuitry involved in emotion, thinking, attention and memory.

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