Tag Archives: PTSD

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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Latest understanding of Depression and Stress

An original article appeared this month in the psychiatric literature which reviewed our current understanding of the stress response system (the HPA: ┬áhypothalamic pituitary axis). ┬áThe research group was looking for genetic variations in the HPA to see if there was a link to depression. The brain has widely distributed receptors for a hormone called […]
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