The chromosomes 8 and 10 workshop took place at the Sixth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics from October 6(th)-10(th), 1998 in Bonn, Germany. Aim of the workshop was to discuss and summarize reports on potential susceptibility genes for psychiatric disorders. Linkage-findings on chromosome 8 concentrate on 8p22-p21 and include mainly schizophrenic disorders. Two areas on chromosome 10 were reported to contain potential susceptibility genes for schizophrenic as well as for affective disorders. The strongest findings were reported for 10p14-p11, while other groups communicated also linkage data for the telomeric part of the long arm to the workshop.