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Assumptions of biological explanation

Assumes we may have a genetic vulnerability to depression

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What are THREE neurotransmitters

Noradrenaline, serotonin, dopamine

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Aim of Wender

Investigate the contribution of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of mood disorders

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Participants of Wender

Adoptive and biological relatives of 71 adult adoptees mean age 43.7 who had a moods disorder
- 71 psychologically normal adoptees

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Procedure of Wender

Psychiatric evaluations of relatives were made by independent blind diagnoses of mental hospital

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Results of Wender

- 8 fold increase in unipolar depression of biological relatives
- 15 fold increase in suicidal rate in biological relatives

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Conclusions of Wender

Significant genetic link between unipolar depression and suicide