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5 most common disorders share genetic information. According to a recent study published in the journal Lancet, the 5 most common mental health issues—autism, ADHD, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia share genetic material. This raises questions not only about our current diagnostic structure, but also about the ongoing role of genetic influences on psychological disorders.
On the First Things “On the Square” blog, Christine Scheller shares an interview with Aaron Kheriaty MD about his new book The Catholic Guide to Depression, which he co-authored with Monsignor John R Cihak. This interview reveals wisdom about the approach to depression that Christians should take with specific regard to not pigeonholing it.
Biola University will be hosting a symposium May 10 and 11 on Neuroscience and the Soul addressing issues such as: does the soul exist, are neuroscience and Christianity compatible, and what does the brain have to do with spirituality?