Genetic Link for Depression Furthered by Analysis of 54 Studies:

University of Michigan Health System researchers say that genes determine susceptibility to depression. Their findings challenge a 2009 study that called the genetic link into question and add support to previous research that revealed this link.

“For their research the U-M team examined 54 studies dating from 2001 to 2010 and encompassing nearly 41,000 participants. Details of their analysis are published in the online edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry in a paper titled ‘The Serotonin Transporter Promoter Variant (5-HTTLPR), Stress, and Depression Meta-analysis Revisited.’”

from GEN news highlights: Jan 4, 2011