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Dr. Jerry Halverson talks about treating depression, mood, and other mental disorders in young adults, what you should know about medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how to help make your treatment most effective.
Researchers have identified genes that increase the risk for depression, and this may lead to the development of new treatments. Finding these genes should also help clarify that depression is a brain disease and decrease stigma. The genetic data came from people who sent their saliva to 23andMe, a personal genomics company; participants consented to allow the company to use their information anonymously for research.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.