Fighting post-Olympic depression

Fighting post-Olympic depression

The American contingent finished their 2016 Olympic campaign with the highest ever medal tally of 121 in the Games held outside the country, once again proving their supremacy in this multi-sport quadrennial extravaganza. Keeping up with the tradition of the Games, Rio Olympics was yet again a spectacle, leaving deep memories of accomplishment in the medal winners and a lot to ponder over for those athletes who failed to make the cut. While many players brought laurels to their countries winning medals and creating new records, several others had to carry the burden of loss.

However, the one thing that would […] Read more

Environment more critical than genes in causing depression: Study

Environment more critical than genes in causing depression: Study

Among all the mental illnesses that affect Americans, depression is the most pervasive one. Depression is described as a continuous state of hopelessness coupled with emotions of helplessness. The pain and wounds that a depressed person undergoes are rarely understood by others. Depression affects nearly 9 percent Americans in a year.

In the light of new studies being conducted to find genetic interventions as possible options for treatment of depression, a recent study has revealed that the genes that are responsible for inducing positivity are also responsible for making one prone to depression.

Same genes responsible for making one happy or depressed

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