A First Glimpse of a New Cohort to Study Depression and Bipolar Disorder

April 06, 2022
A 23andMe study published this month provides insight into the cause and overlapping genetics of two mental health disorders – depression and bipolar disorder.  The National Institutes of Health estimates that...
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Study Offers More Insights into the Genetics of Depression

June 01, 2021
A massive new genome-wide association study led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is shedding new light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression.More than 16 million Americans are...
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Better Treatment and Care Needed for People with Depression

June 19, 2019
The Milken Institute, one of two collaborators with 23andMe’s Depression and Bipolar Study, began the survey last year and found that 89 percent of those with depression or bipolar disorder or both said there was a need for better treatments and care.
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New Insights into the Genetics of Depression

February 04, 2019
In the largest genetic study of its kind, scientists have identified more than 200 genes associated with depression that could give new insights to researchers looking for treatments to what...
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The Genetics of Being a Morning Person

January 29, 2019
It might not make you “wealthier and wise,” but being early to bed and early to rise is associated with greater wellbeing, according to a new large-scale genetic study looking...
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Spit, The Next Installment

November 27, 2018
The latest episodes of Spit, iHeartRadio’s podcast with 23andMe, includes more intelligent and raw conversations with artists, thinkers, and scientists across a variety of topics. This next batch of episodes...
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New Research Shows Shared Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence and Psychiatric Disorders

November 26, 2018
In the largest genetic study of it's kind an international team of researchers using data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe found shared genetic underpinnings for alcoholism and several psychiatric disorders including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
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New Study Finds Genetic Associations for Neuroticism

June 25, 2018
Researchers identified more than a hundred genetic regions associated with neuroticism, a trait used to gauge personality that is also associated with risk factors for depression and schizophrenia.
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Hangry Like The Wolf

June 12, 2018
23andMe researchers have found genetic associations between feeling angry and irritable when hungry, or in other words feeling “hangry.” The results suggest that feeling angry and irritable when hungry may have origins in the genes that govern our personalities and mental health.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14, 2018
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to highlight how anyone can be there for the people in their lives by starting a conversation about mental...
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