Thomas Sczas (sp?) and Ronald D. Laing, stipulated that mental illness is the result of society and the way people have been treated.
Although it's noted that alot of disorders are biological in root and there are say structural abnormalities in the brains of psychotic individuals (larger ventricles) it's not clear wether it is a cause of, or effect of mental illness.
Personally i believe it to be an effect of living a normal life, except some situations result in chemical changes. IF you fall in love your brains chemical makeup changes, so why should it not change say if you were a victim of abuse. A psychatrist would label you as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but are these symptoms really just your minds way of reacting to abuse or traumatic incidents? I think so...
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