DepressionRisk Factors

Turns Out, There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene'

Despite decades of research into whether specific genes make you more likely to be depressed, a large new study debunks this hypothesis completely.

Genetic code on a screen in a science lab.
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at