GENTECH archive 8.96-97
Re: Compulsory Genetic Screeining (fwd)
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- Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 17:26:02 -0700 (PDT)
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Hello! Interesting discusssion on manic depression.
Perhaps our German friend was actually speaking of schitzophenia? There
are still a lot of differences in diagnoisis between Europe and the US.
As late as 15 years ago 80% of people in US hospitals were diagnoised
with schitzophenia - yet in English hospitals 80% were diagnoised manic
I have heard of studies that are looking for a VIRUS in schitzophrenia.
The majority of people with schitzophrnia are born in the WINTER, when a
virus might be more likely to attack in the mother's womb.
There are some very good studies on the family transmission of manic
depresion. I can trace it back 4 generations. HOWEVER, the gene can
express itself differently in each generation. My Great-Grandmother had
classic manic depression - while my grandmother had unipolar depression.
My mother had wide moodswings - but more lows than highs.
-- thanks for you fellow's input!
-- Steve Williamson