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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Geneticists have found that to be poor is dangerous for the psyche

A group of scientists, representing Duke University, conducted a study on the influence of affluence on the brain growing in her child. As it turned out, adolescents living in poor and dysfunctional families, changing certain genes, which can further cause the development of depression.

The fact that the lack of money hardly makes a person happier, rather obvious, however, to link poverty and the risk of developing clinical depression at the level of gene researchers, in their own words, it was the first.

Scientists have observed for the 132 teenagers of Caucasian race not of Spanish origin. Each of the participants in the study were between 11 and 15 years. However, their families had different levels of income. After studying the genes of study participants, the experts noted that those of them who lived in poorer families, it was observed a greater number of special chemical “marks” that reduce the activity of a gene called SLC6A4. It is known that this gene allows to control the level of serotonin in the brain, helping to avoid depression and contributing to the normal work of the Department called the amygdala.

According to biologists, the findings suggest that the longer a teen lives in poverty, the more prone to depression and some other mental issues he may be inclined in the future.

Their work, the researchers published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Research concerning the question of the impact of financial wellbeing on the attitude of the person, are held quite often, but mostly by their authors are scholars representing the Humanities. In particular, researchers from the University of Cambridge recently stated that a man who spends money with the features of own psychology, in some sense, contrary to the proverb, can buy happiness for money. At the same time, many experts agree that the increase in welfare does not always automatically makes a person happier: for example, psychologists at the University of Stirling and University of Nottingham in March found that higher wages in the long run does not bring happiness, although the decrease of income unhappy it can do — scientists tend to write it off is not so much to regret about the decline in earnings as a loss of a sense of stability.

Some other work focuses on how wealth or poverty affect the identity of the person – a group of scientists, representing, Peking University, in particular, found that you feel yourself a man rich, depends on how it is demanding to the beauty of his companion, and recently representatives of Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Minnesota came to the conclusion that the more a person earns, the less time he spends communicating with others, especially with family and neighbors.

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