Unformatted text preview: There can be a biological (genetic predisposition) to a specific disorder, an environmental (childhood trauma) predisposition to a specific order. The vulnerability itself may not be enough to trigger mental illness but with the addition of a stressful circumstance it can. This implies that a person with a family tree of mental illness is more susceptible to mental illness than others. Like all aspects of psychology it is important to explore both the nature and nurture dynamics of mental disorder....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH V89.0001 taught by Professor Amodio during the Spring '08 term at NYU.
- Spring '08