Genes not responsible for depression, say researchers

Genes not responsible for depression, say researchers

For long, it has been believed that a person may be more susceptible to develop depression if he has a relative suffering from this mental condition. Though there have been a number of studies that name a particular gene as the culprit behind depression, no one is destined to be depressed, says a recent study by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Published in the journal Translational Psychiatry in March 2016, the study revealed that just because a person inherited a gene that predisposes him or her to a depressive illness does not mean that he or she is destined […] Read more

Rodent infestation can heighten risk of depression: Study

Rodent infestation can heighten risk of depression: Study

The mere thought of an abominable rat problem is enough to make one flinch. Believing that only filthy or low-income neighborhoods can give way to the scourge of mice is a farce, as the fear of rodent infestation in various states of America is gradually raising health concerns among people living there. Rodents usually live in areas where food and shelter are in abundance and hence, they depend on humans and their resources for their existence.

A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Journal of Community Psychology in February 2016, suggested that the unbridled […] Read more