Depression and Addiction

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Issues of mental health are on the rise in this country, with more than 10% of the adult population in treatment for diagnosed mood disorders. The two topics of addition and depression are both excellent examples of how the nervous system is influenced by a mixture of predetermined internal factors and variable external factors. The genetic makeup of any individual predisposes them to certain brain chemistry, reactions and habits; however, factors in the environment can also have a profound effect on how genes are expressed. Exploring the stimulus and response of nerve cells, students are able to understand the interaction of organisms with their environment. Neuroscience is a complex topic that is only partially understood; however, conveying what is known to students may enable them to make more informed choices that are conducive to long-term mental health.

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