07/11/2019

ADAA member Karmel Choi, PhD's study featured in ADAA's Depression and Anxiety journal analyzing data from nearly 8,000 people found that those with a genetic predisposition were more likely to be diagnosed with depression over the next two years is highlighed in this WebMD article. "Our findings strongly suggest that, when it comes to depression, genes are not destiny and that being physically active has the potential to neutralize the added risk of future episodes in individuals who are genetically vulnerable," said lead author Karmel Choi. She is a clinical fellow in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

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