There are clinical parallels between depressive symptoms and the symptoms of certain inflammatory disorders. Now researchers from the University of Miami have found genetic differences in inflammation-related genes that are associated with susceptibility to major depression. The researchers found the differences in a study of 615 Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles by comparing those with and without depression. The genes involved are also linked to psoriasis and asthma both of which are known to co-exist with depression and be brought on by psychosocial stressors.
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