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Depression

08 February 2011

Link between genes and depression

People who are genetically predisposed to produce lower amounts of a brain chemical that regulates appetite and stress may be at higher risk of severe depression, researchers say.

People who are genetically predisposed to produce lower amounts of a certain brain chemical that regulates appetite and stress may be at higher risk of severe depression, researchers say.

"This appears to be another mechanism, independent of previous targets in depression research, such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine."

 

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