S152. Genetic Risk for Hospitalization in Serious Mental Illness

Mood disorders such as major depressive and bipolar disorders, along with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia (SZ) and other psychotic disorders constitute serious mental illnesses (SMI), leading to inpatient psychiatric care for adults. These disorders are heterogeneous with variable phenotypes, which make them challenging to diagnose prior to the onset of severe symptoms, and difficult to treat effectively. Risk factors increasing the rate of hospitalization in SMI are largely unknown, but likely involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and socio-behavioral factors.
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