How Genes influence Depression & Anxiety? The National Institute of Mental Health reported that a brain scan study discovered how a depression gene works. The researchers found that a particular gene increases susceptibility to anxiety and depression by weakening a circuit for processing negative emotion. People who have the depression-linked gene variant showed less gray matter and weaker connections in the mood-regulating circuits of the brain. Reference: NIMH 2005
I agree with this theory. I have a familial history of Anxiety and Depression in my family.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”