Duplication 8q22.1-q24.1 associated with bipolar disorder and speech delay.

TitleDuplication 8q22.1-q24.1 associated with bipolar disorder and speech delay.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMacayran JF, Brodie SG, Rao PN, O'Connor MJ, Gray JA, Ciarimboli B, Dipple KM
JournalBipolar Disord
Date Published2006 Jun
KeywordsAggression, Bipolar Disorder, Child, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 8, Gene Duplication, Humans, Karyotyping, Male, Speech Disorders, Translocation, Genetic, Videotape Recording

OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a child with bipolar disorder found to have an unbalanced translocation involving the long arm of chromosome 8, a region that has been previously implicated in genome-wide linkage scans.

CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old boy with a complex psychiatric symptom presentation including attention deficits, distractibility, impulsivity, pressured speech, sleep disturbance, aggressive behavior, and hypersexuality diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also showed evidence of borderline intellectual and adaptive functioning and had mild dysmorphic features with a duplication of distal 8q that arose as an unbalanced chromosomal translocation due to a maternal 15p;8q insertion.

CONCLUSION: This finding of an unbalanced translocation provides further evidence to support previous linkage studies of a potential causative gene on 8q for bipolar disorder.

Alternate JournalBipolar Disord
PubMed ID16696833