Make A Change Monday

December 10, 2018

Genetic Link Between Stress and Depression

Did you know there could be a genetic link between stress and depression?

A new study shows people with a certain genetic mutation that causes them to produce less of the chemical found in the brain called neuropeptide Y (NPY) have a more intense negative emotional response to stress.

Researchers found participants with this genetic variation were much more likely to have been diagnosed with depression than those without it.

Tip: If you are stressed often, try simple techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, or meditation.  Read more at: Genetic Link Between Stress and Depression 

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