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In this video, Marin Veldic, M.D., psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the role of epigenetics in mood disorders.This is one of the fastest growing fields of psychiatry. By comparing the blood of patients with bipolar disorder to those of normal patients, they can see epigenetic changes that may be causing depression and mood swings. Things like alcohol, smoking and eating binges can adversely affect your epigenetics and cause genes to activate that cause a bipolar condition.