Genes and Environment Combine to Bring on Mental Illness
Schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses typically manifest during young adulthood or late adolescence. But what causes a person to develop these diseases? Are there triggers? And if we knew what they were, could the illness be prevented?
It's been known that chronic stress can increase a person's chances of developing a neuropsychiatric disorder if already predisposed by the genes inherited. Immigrants, for example, are collectively more likely to develop the disease. Read Full Article.