This phrase has often been used to explain certain medical conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes, asthma and even obesity. And just like these conditions, depression has long been known to be partially hereditary.
But a study on adopted infants, published in the September issue of the journal Developmental Psychology, found out that a nurturing environment can ease the effects of a family history of depression.
Good parenting seems to be the answer to the problem. The study found out that babies whose birth mothers had depression are more prone to fussiness than babies without a family history of depression but only when their …