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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Hereditary Illnesses
These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.
Heredity and Depression/Alcoholism
Question: Are there any known links to heredity for either depression or alcoholism?
Answer: They clearly run in families, but the gene itself or the genetic risk has not been identified and is probably multi-factorial.
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