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Study Links Age of Fathers and Bipolar Disease

September 8, 2008

“It’s a strong study from a methodological standpoint. National registries are very important because you’re less likely to get bias and you can generalize findings across a whole country,” said Dr. Alan Brown of the study featured in today's New York Times. Dr. Brown, an associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia and a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute,has carried out research investigating the link between older fathers and schizophrenia. He was not involved in the study of bipolar disease and older fathers.

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