Much Touted “Depression Risk Gene” May Not Add to Risk After All – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Most mental disorders are thought to be caused by a combination of many genetic risk factors interacting with environment triggers. But Dr. Kathleen Merikangas, a senior investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health says the exact combinations continue to present significant challenges to research.
Merikangas: We need to understand more about both the genetic architecture of complex diseases as well as how environmental factors are related to the risk of particular diseases.
Narrator: A recent study challenges a widely accepted approach to studying risk factors for depression. For more information, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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