"Parental neglect and abuse leave many children feeling hopeless and despondent. Yet some youngsters weather such maltreatment remarkably well. In a new study, scientists offer a rare peek at how genetics and interactions with adults collaborate either to depress mood or to foster resilience in abused kids."
from Reader Friday, May 11, 2007 - 05:15 (Agree/Disagree?) What I liked most about this study is how it looked at the relationship between genetics and environmental variables. I've seen the research on resilience and the mediating role of supportive adults on the lasting effects of neglect and abuse on childhood development. This study takes that well-established resiliency research a step further by looking at the genetic contribution to the development of depression in survivors. (reply to this comment)