Integrated profiling of phenotype and blood transcriptome for stress vulnerability and depression

This study presents an opportunity to understand how multiple psychological traits and underlying molecular mechanisms interact to render individuals vulnerable to depression.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Happiness Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
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CONCLUSION: Incidence of CVD and to a lesser extent type-2-diabetes was particularly high in patients with psychiatric disorders. This carries strong clinical implications for the prevention of CVD and type-2-diabetes in these patients. PMID: 30513230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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