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Mental Health

The Big Idea for Sunday, July 21, 2013

In today's lesson, Kas Thomas points to a study, which is one among many of its kind, that concludes that "depression is a heritable trait that exists on a continuum of varying severity and duration."

The problem, however, is that the study and others like it, fails to show that conclusion. In fact, there is, as yet, no known gene for anything psychiatric, Thomas points out. And moreover, all indications are that none will be found.

 

Perspectives

  1. 1 Mental Illness: It's Not in Your Genes
    Kas Thomas Devil in the Data
  2. 2 Debunking Common Brain Myths
    Sam Wang
  3. 3 The Moving Goalposts of Mental Illness
    Neurobonkers Neurobonkers
  4. 4 Our Prison System Is Our De Facto Mental Health Care System
    David Eagleman In Their Own Words
 

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