If depression is viewed as simply written into one’s genes, the default reaction may be to forget that “this, too, shall pass”. Photo: Reuters

Depression and rogue genes: why my mother’s illness won’t define me

Anthea Rowan says despite anxiety over a family history of depression – with research suggesting a genetic link to the disease – one must avoid viewing it as an easily treated designer disorder

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If depression is viewed as simply written into one’s genes, the default reaction may be to forget that “this, too, shall pass”. Photo: Reuters
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