Genetics of Brain Function

Further Reading

How can I learn more about depression? 

You can find additional information about symptoms and treatment of depression and of bipolar disorder on the following websites:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodResourceCenter/story?id=4361315
This website describes an ongoing project by our colleagues at Columbia University to understand more about depression.

http://www.afsp.org/
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) website has a great deal of useful information about suicide prevention and outreach.

http://www.dbsalliance.org/
This is the main homepage for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness
This is the page on the website of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (http://www.nami.org) which directs you to information about specific mental health problems.

http://www.depression.com
This site is sponsored by a drug company. It has a lot of useful information (no, we weren't paid to say this, and we have no affiliation with the company!).

A review of the scientific literature on genetics of depression, with references to articles on which the above summary is based, can be found at:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/depressiongenetics/Levinson_GeneticsDepression.pdf

More on Research on Genetics of Depression

The NAMI and DBSA websites have sections listing current research projects, some of which are related to genetics. Another good source of information is http://clinicaltrials.gov, a website sponsored by the National Library of medicine, where you can search for studies of treatment and also studies of genetics.

 

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