Emotional States and Gene Changes
The Link between Emotional states and Gene Changes
Our body interprets all negative emotions as epigenetic stress signals. Researches confirm the correlations between emotional disturbances—such as schizophrenia, depression, panic, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and gene expression in the brain with compelling evidence.
#Patterns of gene expression in the brains of unhappy individuals are different from those of happier individuals.Further, researches found that children’s parents who had panic disorder showed a stronger association between behavior and gene expression.
In response to stress, emotions turn out to be able to result in methylated genes in the brain. That partly explains why unhappy depressed people have weakened immune systems more susceptible to illness.
#Chronic Depression and Immune Cell Aging
Emotions turning genes on and off. Studies verified the link Between chronic depression accelerates immune cell aging, which makes people more susceptible to illness indeed. In other words, mental trauma accelerates early aging. Studies found that people living with major depressive disorder are biologically older than people without depression. Again, depression leads to premature aging.
 People with certain genes are more prone to unhappy emotions.
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