Imaging genetics of mood disorders

  title={Imaging genetics of mood disorders},
  author={Christian Scharinger and Ulrich Rabl and Harald H. Sitte and Lukas Pezawas},
Mood disorders are highly heritable and have been linked to brain regions of emotion processing. Over the past few years, an enormous amount of imaging genetics studies has demonstrated the impact of risk genes on brain regions and systems of emotion processing in vivo in healthy subjects as well as in mood disorder patients. While sufficient evidence already exists for several monaminergic genes as well as for a few non-monoaminergic genes, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in… CONTINUE READING

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