A new study on depression has shown that genetics plays a major part in whether we have it or not. This info will help in the future with targeting those that are predisposed to it and better treat it.
“We looked to see, in around about two million people, if we could predict using genetics the people who developed depression from those who didn’t,” Prof McIntosh said.
“We found that there were about a hundred or so changes in their DNA, in their genetic makeup, that made them more likely to develop the condition.
“It was the people that carried over 100 who were much more likely to develop the disorder in future.”