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Depression is a condition that affects many people worldwide and causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year through suicide alone. Our current understanding and treatment of depression is imperfect. A new hypothesis for the cause of depression is that environmental stress might cause epigenetic changes in chromatin that affect gene expression and elevate depression risk. Recent literature has identified several sites of epigenetic change associated with depression and developmental stress.
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Weiser, Matthew, "Epigenetic Influences on Major Depressive Disorder Risk" (2021). Creative Components. 824.
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