Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that depression runs in families – sometimes across multiple generations.
But does that mean depression is hereditary? Or is depression handed down through the environment?
HDRF Depression Task Force member Michael Meaney, a world figure in epigenetics, answers this question in our latest Hope through Research blog post on Psychology Today.
In clear and simple language, Dr. Meaney explains the exciting field of epigenetics and how it has opened new ways to understand and treat depression.
We hope you enjoy learning from the brain science pioneers of our Depression Task Force.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our critical research mission.