Genes linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Broad sweeps of the human genome have exposed genetic mutations that boost the risk of the devastating yet baffling diseases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to two studies published Sunday.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-09-genes-linked-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder.html

Now we’re getting somewhere! Have you read the recent articles on gene therapy and cancer? It’s pretty incredible, and possible the wave of the future. Imagine if all we needed to do was go have some gene therapy and BAM – bipolar goes bye bye.

Not like I love having bipolar disorder or anything, but I would worry how it would actually change me. I’d have to have a lot of thought go into curing it. Would you?

Hey, Miss Sunshine 🙂

I’ve had a post on this very topic sitting in Draft for awhile. If there were a button I could push and get rid of my BP, I wouldn’t do it. In part, my BP defines who I am. Thanks for the reminder, though – I really need to get that post finished. :s

Now that the question is out there, would you push the magical button?

Never. I would love to be symptom free without any medication. But I wouldn’t be the same person. I like me. I’m comfortable with the way I am, no matter what anyone else thinks. It’s the BP that has really made me unique and quirky.

Now, if there was a magic pill or button that caused zero side effects that’s like the medicine that I take and it just reduces the frequency and duration of episodes, I’d do that.

I guess we’re both gluttons for punishment. Haha!

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