Table 2

Strength of evidence for biological factors supporting merging in some way schizophrenia, schizoaffective and bipolar I disorder
Biological factor Strength of evidence
Genetics—family studies Strongest
Genetics—twin studies Moderate
Genetics—candidate gene/GWAS Moderate
Brain—morphology Moderate
Pharmacotherapeutics—lithium, divalproex, lamotrigine, antipsychotics Weak

GWAS, genome wide association studies.

Cosgrove and Suppes

Cosgrove and Suppes BMC Medicine 2013 11:127   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-127

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