Parenting influences outlook for children with depression gene

10/4/2011 | HealthDay News

Children with a gene variation linked to lower serotonin levels in the brain were more likely to be happier when raised by positive parents compared with those subjected to unsupportive parenting, according to a study in Translational Psychiatry. The study, based on three independent experiments on almost 1,900 children ages 9 to 15 with the personality gene, emphasizes the importance of environment to children's dispositions, a U.S. child psychologist said.

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