Mental “illness”: nurture, not nature?
Richard Bentall sets out the view that poor mental health is not a stigma. In a Guardian article he writes that it is mostly the result of trauma we experience, and not genetic “brain conditions … barely influenced by the slings and arrows of misfortune”.
It’s partly the old nature-nurture argument. But, if we don’t get it right, we land up treating millions of sufferers in completely the wrong way.