Stressful life events, 5-HTT genotype and risk of depression

Stanley Zammit*, Michael J. Owen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Studies of how genetic and environmental exposures interact may be essential for understanding the aetiology of complex psychiatric disorders. In this issue of the Journal an Australian study reports evidence of such an interaction on risk of depression. We discuss findings in this field in the context of the limitations inherent in studies of gene-environment interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006

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