Genetics of Depression – Voice of Biotecnika
Voice of Biotecnika Podcast
Hello, Hi, Namaste to all the listeners of Biotecnika! Myself, Tithi, a faculty with Biotecnika, will be your host for Today’s Podcast.
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14th June 2020, a Breaking News was broadcasted about Sushant Singh Rajput’s Suicide. I’m sure, many of you were just as shocked as I was when I heard the news. Severe medical depression was given as the cause of his final act. But, is it the first time we have heard about such a thing? NO! Over the years, there have been many celebrities like Marlyn Monroe, Robin Williams or our very own Parveen Babi who lost their battle with Depression.
Often times we hear of many celebrities and influencers despite having access to all things wonderful in the world, struggle a lot with mental health. Mental illness is often overlooked and is considered a stigma in society. Though over the years efforts are being made to bring about more awareness towards the importance of mental health.
Many things have been said and done about depression over the years, but do we all understand the actual meaning of it??
This word gets thrownaround a lot these days, almost diluting its meaning. So join me as I take a closer look at what is depression, is there a root cause for it? Does genetics play a role? Can we look into the Genetics of Depression?
Let’s start today’s podcast with understanding “What is Depression”?
Depression (also known as major depression or major depressive disorder) is a psychiatric disorder that affects mood, behaviour, and overall health. People with depression usually have a prolonged feeling of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness along with some physical features like unexplained pains, digestive problems or sleeping issues.
So, what causes depression??
Tune In to the podcast now to be informed!