Genetic or Environmental factors

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  • Created on: 11-03-13 20:37
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  • Genetic or Environmental factors
    • Diathesis - Stress Model
      • A biological explanation which can link to a trigger setting off which relates to stress.
    • Heratibilty is 40% likely in women for depression
      • And 30% in men
      • Part of a Swedish study, which shows that there is genetic link
    • Another study has found that the serotin transporter gene has had a moderating effect on depression which has followed on from a stressful life event.
    • Overall, it seems that the biological make - up can predispose a person to develop depression where someone else in the same situation will not.

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