Biological explanations of Depression

  • Created by: Katalan
  • Created on: 22-01-18 15:38

Wender (1986): Adoption Methods 

  • looked at biological relatives of adult adoptees with mood disorders compared with those of normal adoptees 
  • = found that biological relatives of affected adoptees were 7x more likely to suffer from depression

Inheritance of a biological trait

  • serotonin-transporter gene is responsible for transmission and reuptake of serotonin, a neurotransmitter


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