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Unprecedented study identifies 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by hixxy, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. hixxy

    hixxy Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Can they really be called risk factors if everyone has them? I mean, breathing is a risk factor too...
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the article in Nature Genetics:
    Genome-wide association analyses identify 44 risk variants and refine the genetic architecture of major depression

    by Naomi Wray et al.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-018-0090-3
     
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    Everyone has them to a greater or lesser extent. This implies
     
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    bloody obvious if you have a poor education you will more than likely end up doing poorly paid and often heavily taxing work .when you work for a pittance in modern societies you have no chance of changing your circumstances so your likelihood of being depressed is very high. although there are many other factors involved medical science really hasn't focussed on the biological causes of many so called physch illnesses. the brain can and will malfunction in many ways .I personally think people classed with mental health issues need concerted advocacy for real medical/biological research into how the brain works on a chemical level since their are many diseases including m e that have deleterious effects on brain functions.
     

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