PSY105- Mental Disorders
Analyze the factors (both genetic and environmental) contributing to the development of a specific mental disorder (of your choice). Discuss steps that could be taken to reduce the incidence of the disorder that you had identified above. Be sure to focus on prevention, not treatment.
The chosen mental disorder is Post traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). It has been found that most human behavioral traits are as a result of an interplay between the environment and genes. Research shows that anxiety disorders in which PTSD belongs, have a complex genetic basis and are often not inherited in a strict Mendelian fashion. It is well known that for the occurrence of PTSD, an extremely traumatic environment is necessary. This is why the mental disease is often common in war veterans as they normally experience..