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» Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder - Psych Central News

» Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder  - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
New research from Spain suggests that the gene NTRK3 may be a factor in panic disorder, which is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or
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The neuroscientist who discovered he was a psychopath

The neuroscientist who discovered he was a psychopath | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"The Psychopath Inside" author James Fallon on learning he was lacking in empathy and prone to aggression, violence
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PTSD Research: Distinct Gene Activity Patterns from Childhood Abuse

PTSD Research: Distinct Gene Activity Patterns from Childhood Abuse | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Study shows post-traumatic stress disorder in individuals with a history of childhood abuse is distinct from PTSD related to other causes.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:29 PM

Some people develop PTSD as a result of experiences in adulthood. But PTSD is different when it's the result of trauma that occurred during important periods for brain development during childhood.  That said, other studies indicate that soldiers are more likely to succumb to PTSD (due to  lower stores of resilience) if they have also suffered childhood abuse. 

AvidDisk's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:05 PM

PTSD and child abuse - genetic mutations.  Great article!

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Epigenetic Changes Shed Light on Biological Mechanism of Autism

Epigenetic Changes Shed Light on Biological Mechanism of Autism | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists from King's College London have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits.
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Research shows gene defect’s role in autism-like behavior

Research shows gene defect’s role in autism-like behavior | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have discovered how a defective gene causes brain changes that lead to the atypical social behavior characteristic of autism.

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Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
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Mental health: On the spectrum

Mental health: On the spectrum | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Research suggests that mental illnesses lie along a spectrum — but the field's latest diagnostic manual still splits them apart.
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NIMH · Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

NIMH · Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found.
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Wisteme | What is behavioral genetics?

What is behavioral genetics?...

 

Human behavioral genetics, a relatively new field, seeks to understand both the genetic and environmental contributions to individual variations in human behavior. This is not an easy task, for the following reasons...

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