I'm not saying serious depression doesn't exist - I've dealt with it myself in the past, so I'm fully aware of the implications.
I'm just critical of this stance that is implied whenever genetic research pops up about any biological phenomonon, that tries to paint this portrait of genes being the total, absolute, and immutable determinants of the phenomenon.
|genes being the total, absolute, and immutable determinants of the phenomenon.
I believe the article stated that genes "could predispose" certain people to depression.
I do not understand how you got from "could predispose" to "total, absolute, and immutable." That would seem like an almost wild exaggeration on your part.