Can genetics be linked to depression, neuroticism, and ones well being? This article suggests that there is a very likely chance. The article titled "Depression, neuroticism, and sense of well-being may have genetic links." talks about how studying these traits more closely and in-depth can lead to answers regarding these three traits in relation to genetics. There have been so many genes identified in playing a roll in mental illness that most of these genes are ignored because there is no meaning behind it. The gene is discovered and then what? Nothing happens. After searching genetics and depression on google i came across this webpage. Research on depression has identified genes but further studies show an inconsistency in naming the gene that causes depression.
Research has yet to identify a clear link between a specific gene and a vulnerability to depression in everyone
"Understanding more about genetic contributors to mental illness can help us to understand the disorders themselves better, shining a light on the factors that influence them."
GWAS or genome wide association studies was what was used to look at differences scattered throughout people's genomes trying to spot the ones that could be meaningful. Results from GWAS are a huge step toward untangling this convoluted causal chain. As it becomes possible to study more and more people, it’s also becoming feasible for each GWAS to detect weaker and weaker influences.
These studies are a good step in the right direction in regards to finding genetic links between diseases and disorders.