Mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression are serious, debilitating conditions. Although it is everyone’s hope and wish that the study of the genetic contribution to these illnesses will help their treatment in the future, we are not able to offer advice to individuals on diagnosis or treatment.
We strongly urge readers who have any medical questions relating to these conditions to contact their local general practitioner (GP) or healthcare provider.
In the UK, immediate support can also be obtained by phoning NHS 24 on 0845 4242424 or Samaritans on 0845 7909090. More detailed information regarding sources of help available within the UK can be obtained here.
In addition, the contents of this blog represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the opinions or stance of organisations such as the University of Edinburgh or the UK National Health Service.