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Depression Emotions and DNA

Questions About Genetics

MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals understand how your genes play a role in your allergic reaction to different environmental substances. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of articles we have written on that subject.

Depression and Genetics

Is depression caused by genetics?  It’s not a simple answer, however, in many common disorders like depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure genes can be an influence. Many tests show that depression can be a combination of genetic changes that predispose some people to become ill.  In her book “My Happy Genes – Finding compassion for ourselves through understanding our genes” Dr. J Dunn explains how genes factor into depression and what can be done to help. Depression or Clinical Depression in many cases is linked with a person’s genetics.  A person with a relative who suffers from depression is almost five times as likely to develop it. Research has explored the possibility of a connection between genes and depression and whether depression is hereditary, or are other factors involved.

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What does Genetics Have to do With My Emotions?

Emotions can cause mood disorders that have a very large inheritance pattern. (Some studies estimate between 40-75%) If one or more of your parents struggled with mood issues, there is a good chance you may too. It’s not just living in the same household but also you may have inherited specific genes that are associated with mood issues. But don’t despair! There is much to be done to help make up for these inherited patterns.

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Conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and a host of others are influenced by your genetic makeup, your genome. In fact, many other issues including chronic fatigue, addictions, difficulty in relationships, trust, love, and more are now being seen as more than just character traits of responsibility issues. They can be rooted in how your mind processes information and emotions…and your mind is governed by your genes.