Tag Archives: Epigenetics

Lower methylation of glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter 1F in peripheral blood of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

Lower methylation of glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter 1F in peripheral blood of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.   Apropos to my recent post about depression and the HPA axis, this study has revealed for the first time a possible link between trauma, PTSD, and genetic change. I said in the last post that a […]
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A complicated blog entry about genes causing neuropsychiatric disorders

Summary  of a Molecular Psychiatry (#1 psychiatry journal) article . Topic: CNV (copy number variants) and genotype and phenotype Translation:  Gene deletions or repeats in the DNA change the DNA sequence (genotype) and result in different manifestations (traits) in people (phenotype) The current state of affairs/ 2013 It looks like there are several theories why […]
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Genetics of Psychiatric Conditions

The Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium has done it again! Who are they?  Oh, some really smart psychiatric research scientists following on a hunch:  they think it is better to say there is no such thing as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, per se, but that we have clusters of disorders, dysfunctions across different […]
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