Study to crack the genetic code of depression

Scientists are calling for 10,000 more volunteers to be part of the world’s biggest study on the genetics of depression so that more effective treatments can be developed to help sufferers. Currently, two thirds of Australian study participants have had to juggle multiple anti-depressants to treat their clinical depression, according to interim data from the Australian Genetics and Depression Study. Research author Professor Ian Hickie, from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, said genetic profiling was the key to solving clinical depression. “We’ll likely be able to crack the code here of what genetic signals predict…
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