How can I tell whether my depression is genetic, stress related or environmental?
Have you ever noticed that some people are always happy, while others always struggle with depression no matter the circumstances? We have discovered that for some, the underlying cause of depression comes from genetic variants that are inherited. How you make serotonin, dopamine and other brain chemicals is genetically determined. If you have struggled your whole life to trying to stay positive and even struggling for hope at all, its possible that your mood may be coming from genetic variants that you have inherited. I know, because I was one of those people. I was always struggling to stay positive no matter my circumstances or amount of good fortune, or apparent joy in my life. I kept this hidden for many years because I was ashamed of how I felt. I thought there was something wrong with me or that I had experienced too much trauma in my life. One I got my genes tested and I discovered that I had inherited specific genetic variants that kept me from making neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine correctly, it gave me new found hope. And to take it further, I discovered how to change the expression of those genes to help my brain make those neurotransmitters correctly, and it changed my life! I have made it my goal to help others who have struggled with their moods.
Get your genes tested at MyHappyGenes.com to see if you have inherited the “depression genes”