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Nature vs. Nurture and the Effects of Mental Illness

Article written by Eric Johnson

Mental illness affects an estimated 57 million people in the U.S., yet there is still a lot we don’t know or understand about the ways a person can be affected. When it comes to the cause of mental illness, scientists have studied for decades to try and find out whether genetics play a definitive role, but they are still coming up short. The truth is, many believe that genetics does have something to do with mental illness, but that environment and events are just as important.

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