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[–]MarkTwainiac 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Depression is subject to heredity. Those with biological relatives and siblings who have depression are multiple times more likely than the general public to develop depression themselves. To be precise, they're 400% to 500% more likely to have the depression disorder

It's true that depression "runs in" families, & that most families consist of biologically-related individuals. But heredity doesn't necessarily mean genetics.