#Depression is #genetic - your DNA says so... #science #news
This is GREAT news for depressed people. Not that they will cheer up because of this news alone... Treatment options might get better as they understand the disorder better. That would perk up depressed people...eventually...
Depressed people may have gene duplication - study finds chromosome 5
Read more at www.examiner.com
A large genetic study of people with major depression has found that a duplicated region of DNA on chromosome 5 predisposes people to the disorder. The gene involved plays an important role in the development of nerve cells, adding to evidence that disruptions in neurotransmission networks form a biological basis for depression.