Sunday, July 21, 2013

Can We Continue to Blame Genes for Mental Illness?

Screencap from the article from Big Think
As I re-examine my course and content, I was going over the genetics and biological predisposition with genetics at the fore to describe the causal factors of depression and schizophrenia.

I was reexamining the information on the twin studies.  The texts I was reading gave great props to the twin studies.

This morning, I ran across this article on Big Think. Both the article and comments make for some fascinating reading.

The title of the post was "Mental Illness: It's Not in Your Genes"

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

1 comment:

InquisitorM said...

Have you ever come across a series called 'The Bomb in the Brain' by Stephan Molyneux of Free Domain Radio?

It contains a long talk with a doctor involved in the 'Adverse Childhood Experiences' study, which you may find interesting, if only as a point of conflicting opinion.