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 digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at