The figure, which comes from a 2003 paper published in the prestigious journal Science, shows that the risk of depression among people who have experienced stressful life events becomes much greater if they also possess a certain version of a certain gene. This landmark study, in the midst ofContinue Reading “When I got up in the mornings, the first thing I did was always go scrub my body,” he said. And when he ran away, or tried to raise the alarm, nobody listened. Instead, like thousands of others, he was handed back to the predators. It is an experienceContinue Reading Scientists at Boston University have found a gene that could help predict the risk of suicide and PTSD. As they describe in their recent Molecular Psychiatry paper, the gene SKA2 tends to be “switched off” in the brains of people who die from suicide. The risk of suicide forContinue Reading