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Comment & Response
May 17, 2017

Lessons to Be Learned From 22q11.2 Syndromes

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  • 1Franklyn Hospital, Psychiatry, Exeter, United Kingdom
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online May 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0831

To the Editor I welcome the recent focus on the psychiatric manifestations of the 22q11.2 (DiGeorge) syndrome in JAMA Psychiatry1 and agree with the editorial by Harris2 highlighting the need to view neuropsychiatric symptoms in genetic disorders not as discrete diagnostic entities—as categorized by the registry-based study of Hoeffding el al1—but more as an opportunity to understand the relationship between aberrant molecular, biochemical, and anatomical pathways and resultant symptoms.

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