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Depression: Genetics vs. Environment

Dr. Samantha Eve Morris, Supervisor of Healthcare Integration, Pediatric Outpatient with Banyan Health Systems, says they are aware of genetic predisposition about depression, but they are also alert about environmental factors. The specialist affirms they take a full systemic approach to look what can be causing any of the symptoms of depression. Family history is a risk factor, and they have to do all the questions about it, because a lot of components could be related. Children and teens are vulnerable population and it’s important to help parents to manage any situation.

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