Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition

The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. The study could also help researchers develop drugs to tackle mental ill-health, experts say. Depression affects one in five people in the UK every year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Life events -- such as trauma or stress -- can contribute to its onset, but it is not clear why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others. Scientists led by the University of Edinburgh analysed data from UK Biobank -- a research resource...

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