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Gene Linked to Schizophrenia Susceptibility
Scientists at UCLA have found that female infants possessing a specific immune gene closely resembling their mothers' are more susceptible to developing schizophrenia later in life.
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Human Genome Scan Uncovers Areas Associated with OCD
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have identified six areas of the human genome believed to lead to susceptibility for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In an analysis of DNA from 1,008 individuals from 219 families with two or more obsessive-co...
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Neuroticism May Predict Depression
A longitudinal study of more than 20,000 Swedish twins has found the personality trait of neuroticism is a strong predictor of the development of major depression later in life. Between 1972 and 1973, the twins answered questionnaires related to neuroticis...
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Family Environment Can Reverse Depression Gene, Study Says
A study by UCLA researchers in the current edition of Biological Psychiatry shows that for people with the short version of the 5-HTTLPR gene, a variation linked to predisposition for depression, having a supportive, loving family early in life significantl...
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Percentage of Infants Thought to be 'Depressed'
Some doctors now claim that infants too may suffer from depression, exhibiting tell-tale signs such as a lack of emotional expression and trouble eating and sleeping. Either a damaging home environment or genetic predisposition may account for the baby blue...
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Survey Shows Binge Eating Most Prevalent Eating Disorder
A new study by Harvard psychiatrists aims at highlighting eating disorders as a top public health concern in America. The study, published in the February 1, 2007 issue of Biological Psychiatry, is the first to provide concrete figures on the prevalence of ...
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Autism Genome Project Indentifies New Genetic Links
An international research project analyzing DNA samples from 1,168 families with two or more children with autism has located two possible sites linked to the development of the disorder: a "previously unsuspected" region of chromosome 11 and the deletion o...
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Do Angry Women Have Genetics to Blame?
Why are some women angrier than others? It may all be in the genes, says a new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers. Prior studies have shown increased serotonin production to be associated with aggression and anger in humans and animals. In this ...
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Is Happiness Genetic?
While about half of the happiness we experience in life comes from factors such as relationships and health, the rest of it may be a matter of inheriting the right genes, shows a new study on twins.
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