Genes, Stress, Depression and Atrophy Knowing, at a biological level, that a big part of the problem is […]
genes stress and brain
You’ve seen the stress factors (cortisol, CRF), and the trophic factors (BDNF and friends). This chapter slowly assembles […]
Testing for the short serotonin transporter allele If you’ve had a rough childhood and long struggle with depression, […]
The short arm of the serotonin transporter gene (S/S) doesn’t just increase the risk of depression. It’s involved in anxiety and alcohol abuse as well, and it may predict response to antidepressants.
The short arm of the serotonin transporter gene (S/S) increases the risk of depression by changing the way the brain responds to stress. Here’s how.