Does Depression run in Families?

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From U.S. News: A variety of research shows that children of parents diagnosed with depression are more likely to experience depression themselves. However, it is likely that social and environmental factors play a much greater role in this than do biology and genetics.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Why would this be surprising, as they suggest in the subtitle? Only because of the HUGE propaganda to the contrary. Common sense tells anyone who possesses it that environmental influences are both very large and modifiable, while genetic are pretty much fixed and immutable. Why do we spend all these billions studying genetics, when there is little to no evidence they are the primary influence, and when they are the one thing in the equation that can’t be changed anyway?