Causes of Psychiatric Disorders
Mental health issues are not the result of a character flaw or the way you were brought up. Many factors such as biology, genetics, and environment contribute to the development of mental illness. We want to let you in on a little secret. Just like with certain chronic diseases or viruses, doctors, researchers, and clinicians are not 100% certain of the root of these issues. Researchers across the globe are continuing to examining this exact question.
Most scientists agree that biology contributes to the development of psychiatric disorders.
Researchers are still trying to understand which disorders have the greatest genetic predisposition.
Factors that can impact the development of the brain are varied and complex.
Did you know that the human brain does not fully develop until around 25 years old?
Biological Bases of Mental Illness
Researchers have spent decades trying to understand the biological basis of mental illness.
What is mental health?
The term mental health gets thrown around a lot these days. Well, what does it actually mean?
You are not alone
More than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. You are not alone.
For some teens, it is helpful to understand how the brain functions. Did you know that the human brain does not fully develop until around 25 years old?