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Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
Date:8/14/2012

By Barbara Bronson Gray
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two new large-scale studies searching for the genetic links to a couple of relatively common psychiatric conditions show how difficult it can be to decipher the human genome's role in disease.

The research, the first genome-wide studies looking at the potential association of particular genes with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette syndrome, was published in two reports in the Aug. 14 issue of Molecular Psychiatry.

While the studies failed to identify particular genes responsible for either of these conditions, it contributed important new clues.

"The studies suggest there are probably lots of different genes of small effect that play a role, or, perhaps, there is a rare single gene," said Dr. Francis McMahon, chief of the human genetics branch within the intramural research program at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

While the research did not identify a particular gene or combination of genes responsible for either Tourette syndrome or OCD, it does contribute to the understanding of the genetic architecture of both conditions, McMahon said. "Unfortunately for those who suffer from these conditions, that means there's not much hope for a quick drug target to be developed from this research," he said.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety condition characterized by repetitive, recurrent thoughts and compulsions that disrupt people's lives. Tourette syndrome is a chronic, inherited disorder of the nervous system, characterized by unwanted movements and noises called "tics." It often begins in childhood and can be associated with OCD or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The conditions often run in families, which makes them prime targets for genetic research. Previous studies that compared affected and unaffected people were not large enough to detect specific gen
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