Those of us who deal with mental health conditions, whether through lived experience or by supporting loved ones, know all too well how often there is more than one mental illness present. We now recognize some of the reasons behind this phenomenon known as comorbidity.

Researchers at at University of Texas at Austin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and elsewhere have detected shared genetic architecture between several mental illnesses. For example, there is significant overlap between the genetic structures behind anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.

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