Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pyroluria Controversy

Many myths relate to depression including that it is a purely psychological condition that can be conquered with medication and mind-over-matter techniques. Indeed, psychological, emotional, and social factors can contribute to depression, but so can other factors.  As with many disorders that are relatively uncommon, there is often a great deal of controversy. For example, many think that pyroluria has genetic underpinnings; others say it may relate to epigenetic factors, the study of how environment can change how genes are turned on or off; and as with many other conditions, lifestyle including dietary issues may play a role; and some say it may be triggered by episodes of severe or prolonged stress. It may not be a new condition, either.
More tomorrow

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