Indian Journal of Human Genetics
: 2014  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--128

Genetics in psychiatry

Shreekantiah Umesh1, Shamshul Haque Nizamie2 
1 Department of Psychiatry, K.S. Mani Centre for Cognitive Neurosciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Shreekantiah Umesh
Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand

Today, psychiatrists are focusing on genetics aspects of various psychiatric disorders not only for a future classification of psychiatric disorders but also a notion that genetics would aid in the development of new medications to treat these disabling illnesses. This review therefore emphasizes on the basics of genetics in psychiatry as well as focuses on the emerging picture of genetics in psychiatry and their future implications.

How to cite this article:
Umesh S, Nizamie SH. Genetics in psychiatry.Indian J Hum Genet 2014;20:120-128

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Umesh S, Nizamie SH. Genetics in psychiatry. Indian J Hum Genet [serial online] 2014 [cited 2017 Mar 27 ];20:120-128
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