Maybe what we need to promote health and well being is making it a popular topic through hollywood and celebrities.
Sounds a bit sad to me, but if this is the world we live in that’s fine. At least this news piece is happy. It looks like Selena Gomez had some issues with an emotional breakdown recently. It is interesting that, at the same time this became known, the interest for mental illness increased too. Around the same time we saw news from studies on mental health gaining popularity.
Now we see companies that analyze genes like 23andme, being interested in analyzing genes associated with mental illness and mood. There are genes that influence depression and mood disorders. Those genes have been known and studied for a long time. It should be easy for such a company to build a test that identifies variants in genes responsible for such disorders. And apparently that’s what is happening.
It looks like mental illness is getting a boost lately which is amazing for research, and the development of new diagnostic methods like genetic testing. Mental illness is a serious issue affecting millions and causing a lot of health issues. It is such a big issue that it would take a lot more than an article to discuss all the different pathologies and causes and genes associated.
Hopefully this leads to more people getting the appropriate help at the right time and dealing with this issue in the best way. I am excited to see how such developments will end up affecting the research on the genetics of mental illness.
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