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Is Depression in your family? Could it be from DNA? ( 5-HTT gene)

Can your mental health be in your DNA? Sunshine Coast Integrated Wellness Clinic. Suzi Le Fanue.

Anxiety, Depression: Could it be in the DNA?

The 5-HTT gene has been found to have an area that “changes” this affects the re uptake of serotonin (our happy neurotransmitter) in the brain. This is called a polymorphism. These polymorphisms are seen to be higher in those with major depression. Watersports in Goa In the future, I would love to see that screening of 5-HTT gene is done in those with depression. Knowing whats happening doesn’t treat it, but knowing what your dealing with makes it that much easier to deal with. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684780/

Let’s hope the study of genetics and mental health continues!

Yours in Health,

Suzi Le Fanue Naturopath at Sunshine Coast Integrated Wellness Clinic

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