November 24, 2012
Mental disorders are under strong negative selection, although some appear to give a fitness benefit to siblings. This is hypotheses has long been trod out, so it is good to see in a large population sample that it doesn’t apply across the board.

Power, R. A. (2012). Fecundity of Patients With Schizophrenia, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, or Substance Abuse vs Their Unaffected Sibling. Archives of General Psychiatry

Mental disorders are under strong negative selection, although some appear to give a fitness benefit to siblings. This is hypotheses has long been trod out, so it is good to see in a large population sample that it doesn’t apply across the board.