Why Society Drives You Mad (and not your genes so much)

Clinical psychologist and vocal critic of psychiatry Richard Bentall reveals why social inequality, racism and the built environment have a far more significant role to play in mental illness than the biomedical establishment acknowledges…

This basically breaks down the epigenetic link–that being that while genetics may have some bearing on what gets labeled mental illness, ultimately the heritability quotient has little to do with whether such distress develops because the environment is so critical…

Epigenetics

Epigenetics explains why genes are not deterministic in and of themselves. This is why theories of mental illness that try to blame genes are always over-simplified. Environment and what you eat and the amount of stress or trauma one lives with all are part of the picture.