British geneticists have identified dozens of genes that are directly related to the occurrence of depression in a person.
Scientists analyzed the data contained in the British resource Biobank, and thoroughly studied the genome of more than 300 thousand people in order to search for DNA sites responsible for depression.
It is noticed that some genes take part in the work of synapses, which, interacting with each other, are able to transmit a nerve impulse between two cells.
The results of the study, according to scientists, can explain why some people are more susceptible to depression.
In addition, the detected genes will allow in the future to develop effective drugs to suppress depression.