Environmental Factors May Trigger Suicide Genes

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Wed, Jan 3, 7:15 AM

Swedish researchers have discovered a link between genetic changes in the so-called CRH gene, which affects the regulation of the body’s stress system, and suicide risk and psychiatric illness.Investigators believe epigenetic changes — genetic changes influenced by the environment — in the body’s hormone-based stress system, influence both serious suicide attempts in adults and psychiatric illness in adolescents.The research study, which is a collaboration between researchers at Umeå Universi...

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