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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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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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Shelf-Preservation: Researchers Tap Century-Old Brain Tissue for Clues to Mental Illness: Scientific American

Shelf-Preservation: Researchers Tap Century-Old Brain Tissue for Clues to Mental Illness: Scientific American | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Extracting DNA from a museum collection of jellied autopsied brains dating back to the 1890s may give researchers a new take on the study mental disorders...
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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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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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In hoarding, the junk is just a symptom

In hoarding, the junk is just a symptom | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Samuels established that hoarding occurs in approximately 5 percent of the population — a far larger number than was previously suspected — and linked compulsive hoarding in some patients to chromosome 14.


As important as Samuels' research is, he's not content to sit in an academic tower. He's working with psychologist Gregory Chasson to develop a treatment for hoarding that is effective and affordable.

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