Biol Psychiatry 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
NORMENT, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Division of Mental Health and Addiction, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
Background: A range of sleep disturbances are commonly experienced by patients with psychiatric disorders, and genome-wide genetic analyses have shown some significant genetic correlations between these traits. Here, we applied novel statistical genetic methodologies to better characterize the potential shared genetic architecture between sleep-related phenotypes and psychiatric disorders.
Methods: Using the MiXeR method, which can estimate polygenic overlap beyond genetic correlation, the shared genetic architecture between major psychiatric disorders (bipolar disorder [N = 51,710], depression [N = 480,359], and schizophrenia [N = 77,096]) and sleep-related phenotypes (chronotype [N = 449,734], insomnia [N = 386,533] and sleep duration [N = 446,118]) were quantified on the basis of genetic summary statistics. Read More