Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 1: Early exposure to depression increases risk of developing MDD

Depressive disorder in kids and adolescents – Part 1: Early exposure to depression increases risk of developing MDD

Anxiety and depression, considered the leader among all mental disorders, have dominated the lives of millions of children and adolescents by affecting their work and destroying their families. As anxiety and depression often accompany each other, this increases their potency over time. According to some of the studies, the development of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents with parents diagnosed with depression suggests that genetics and family history determine the onset of psychiatric disorders among adolescents. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the leading causes of mental illness, with only about half of them receiving treatment in a given year, […] Read more

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