Mental disorders are one of the many things that are debated about by many people. It’s something that is hard to understand because each mental disorder affects people differently. It’s also one of the many things that our society today judges majorly.
Before deciding if mental disorders are innate or not, the first thing to do is to fully understand what exactly a mental disorder is. Many people confuse mental disorders with mental illnesses when really they are completely two different things. In an article called ” difference between mental illness and mental disorder” written and reviewed by a very well respected medical director, Harry Croft states ” disorder, dis.order- A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body, such as an eating disorder or the abuse of a drug.” In more simpler words, a mental disorder is a set of conditions that affects how one’s mood is, their thinking process, and their personal behavior. In the same article, it also says what a mental illnesses is.
The article states ” A pathological condition of a body part an organ, or a system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.” Now since the understanding of mental disorder is more clear, the question came be more easily understood. There are two sides that answer this question. One being that mental disorders are innate, And the other being that mental disorders are not innate. (Another word for innate is natural.) One side believes that mental disorders are not normal and the other believes that it is not. With this question comes a lot of personal opinions, but it also has a great deal of facts that help support each side of the argument.
With so many different kinds of mental disorders, there are endless examples on which ones to use. To help support each different side of the argument, the examples will be some of the most common of mental disorders that affect many people. Which side is correct? Are mental disorders innate or are mental disorders not innate? One of the reasons for the question is that mental disorders are not innate. One of the main mental disorders that many people have is called anxiety disorder. In the article called ” neuroscience in psychology module 2: fear/safety, anxiety, and anxiety disorders.” Written by a man named Michael Davis, who has a PHD at Emory University, says ” anxiety, on the other hand, is uneasiness over the anticipation of less specific or predictable threats.
It last longer than fear and can also be adaptive.” many different people suffer with anxiety, and it’s not an usual thing in today’s society. Meaning that it is more acceptable by society today rather than having anxiety disorder. The same article says, ” when fear and anxiety are greater than expected or last beyond what is Adaptive, affecting well-being and function, then in an Anxiety disorder is present.
The strengths with in this is that it is much easier to believe what the writer says since he has a PHD in Emory University, but it can also be a weakness since there is no evidence to support what he saying. With this side on the reasoning it has to do with the fact that it is not acceptable by society being normal but the other side is. Both sides however have to deal with personal opinions because were so many different people, everyone’s perspective on what innate and what is it innate Will be different due to different perspectives and personal reference. Another reason to think about is how mental disorders are not innate is being born with it or not.
Since many people do not suffer from mental disorders, some may say people are born into it. In a writing called ” The distinction between innate and acquired characteristics” A document written by Stanford says ” innateness must be clearly distinguish from heritability at least in the scientific sense of that term”. In other words, one could also look at the word as being in the genes of someone. Like being born with it. This still applies with the other term as well because even when someone may be born with mental disorders, it still may be classified as normal. In the same writing it states ” The believe that a trait is innate today commonly expressed by saying it is in the genes. But genes play an essential role in the production of every trait.” Not all mental disorders can be passed down by genes.
Some mental disorders have to do with first hand experience. For example, in the writing ” neuroscience and The psychiatry module 2: fear/safety, anxiety, anxiety disorders.” states ” 62 year old Caucasian male veteran who experienced incredible horror in Vietnam, he has had a long course of severe PTSD, meaning it can’t be normal.” The weakness in that quote however is by there not being any evidence to support that statement made. The other side to The question is that they are innate. Meaning that some people think that mental disorders are normal.
Some of these disorders have to do with being born with it. For example in the book called ” innate immune response and psychotic disorders” written by Jaana Surisaari states ” people with first-episode psychosis and with chronic psychotic disorders seems to have both proinflammatory activation of the innate immune system and the activation of T cells of the adaptive immune system.” Basically saying it does have something to do with mental disorders being in someone’s genes. It’s normal for certain people to get certain mental disorders because of things they have previously been through. Within the same book it states ” impatience with chronic psychotic disorders, systemic inflammation is associated with metab comorbidities, such as obesity, type two diabetes, and dyslipidemia.
” So what she is trying to say is that people that have certain conditions have links to getting certain mental disorders, even though many mental disorders are caused by events that people go through in life, not by what people have or get as in medical conditions. One of the strengths with this source is that it is a well respected book that uses many different scientific inputs with mental disorders. One of the weaknesses though is that even though it gives examples on certain things people can get like type two diabetes, for obesity, she only choose certain things, when really to be more convincing, more example should have been used so that it would better fit in with the reasoning. My personal opinion on this matter is that mental disorders are not in eight in anyway. To me I think mental disorders do not come from previous positions one person seems to gain, mental disorders come from you bins that people experience and go through in life.
It is very hard to explain mental disorders because when someone obtained one, it all revolves around how they got that mental disorder and how they think and live there everyday life. Within one of the previous writings that I have used as a main source is called ” neuroscience in psychiatry module 2: fear/safety, and Zaidi, and anxiety disorders” says ” 62 year old Caucasian male veteran who experience incredible whore in Vietnam. He has had a long course of severe PTSD. He is getting married on a rainy day and is walking out of a church in Vietnam and a white Tuxedo, with his new bride on his arm, a car drives by and backfires. He dives into the Maddie bushes for cover.
” This is a good example on how going through things is actually what affect someone Into getting a mental disorder. One of the conditions such as a BCD was said to give someone a mental disorder but that is not how it would work, for one to get a mental disorder by obesity is Hal into getting a mental disorder. One of the conditions such as obesity was said to give someone a mental disorder but that is not how it would work, for one to get a mental disorder by obesity is how they feel about themselves having obesity, not by it being in their genes. Mental disorders are not innate.