Changes In Chromosome 15 In Adolescents With Major Depressive And Anxiety Disorders
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Madelyn Gillentine is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington

                       

Changes In Chromosome 15 In Adolescents With Major Depressive And Anxiety Disorders

Major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent neuropsychiatric diagnoses, estimated to affect about one-third of adults and adolescents in the United States (1,2). Treatment of such disorders has improved, but many patients are still treated with drugs whose mechanisms in the brain are not understood, resulting in a trial and error process of drugs to find the best fit. With the increased utilization of pharmacogenomics in the clinic (the use of a patient’s DNA to...

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