Posted by linkadge on May 11, 2007, at 16:36:44
In reply to Re: genetic basis for mental illness, posted by Klavot on May 11, 2007, at 15:09:09
An interaction of multiple genes and the environemnt?
While depression or bipolar disorder may be mildly heritable, there could be reasons beside genes for that. Poor nutritional status, for instance, can be passed on from mother to child.
Omega-3 deficianct mothers would give birth to omega-3 deficiant children for instance.
Then of course epigenics.