Dr. John Kelsoe has spent his career trying to identify the biological roots of bipolar disorder. In December, he announced he had discovered several gene mutations closely tied to the disease, also known as manic depression….
….The proliferation of these tests troubles many public health officials, medical ethicists and doctors. The tests receive almost no government oversight, even though many of them are being sold as tools for making serious medical decisions…..
….Kelsoe, 52, acknowledges that bipolar disorder probably results from a combination of genetic factors and life experiences, and that the presence of these gene variations does not at all mean that someone will, in fact, develop the disease. He admits, too, that his findings about the genetic basis of the illness are far from complete. (emphasis mine)
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I’m not good at articulating this sort of analysis (drug-fried brain) though I’m very clear in my gut that it’s just wrong wrong wrong. For what will most assuredly be excellent analysis visit Furious Seasons after spring break—rumor has it Philip will be dealing with this appropriately.