What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Health As I See It: Are Mental Health Disorders Inherited?

http://www.everydayhealth.com/specialists/emo_health/wolever/qa/are-mental-disorders-hereditary/index.aspx?pos=4&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20140924
Interesting article which reenforces what I learned in school 30 years ago.  We can inherit a predisposition to a mental disorder.  However the predisposition is triggered by environmental issues--stress or a traumatic event.  Most mental illness manifests later in life.  So the answer to the above question is yes, there is a genetic component, but that is not everything.

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