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Genetics of Depression

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Genetics of Depression

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Genetics of Depression

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A report issued this week found that a common gene mutation can predict whether a person will become clinically depressed when faced with traumatic events in his or life. Join us for a conversation about depression and genetics.

Daniel Weinberger, M.D.
*Chief, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Douglas Levinson, M.D.
*Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania