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Please explain how several causes can interact to "produce" a given mental disorder in any given person. - What is the "general formula" for the development of (any) mental illness?

Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you

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This should help you get started with your assignment. You stated that assisting you with a case such as schizophrenia would be acceptable. I have included two references for you. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further help. Thank you for using BrainMass. ~ Erica, OTA #107165


Mental illnesses and disorders have always been considered different, in some way, than physical ailments. However, as time goes on, researchers find biological affects of mental illness. Because psychological illnesses have also proven to be biologically-based, we must look at genes and how they influence these disorders.

A great example is that of schizophrenia. In the early and mid 1900s, symptoms of schizophrenia were thought to be provoked by the environment (Plomin & Crabbe, 2000). ...

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the solution provides insight , information and advise on the topic of how several causes and symptoms can interact to produce or construct a 'given' mental disorder among people.