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Analyze the factors (both genetic and environmental) contributing to the development of a specific mental disorder (of your choice) and discuss steps that could be taken to reduce the incidence of that disorder. Be sure to focus on prevention, not treatment.
Weegy: Based on our current knowledge of genetics and schizophrenia, no one gene causes the brain disorder on its own. Many of the common risk genes for schizophrenia are seen in healthy people, and they never develop the disorder. [ Researchers believe that this is because schizophrenia requires complex combinations of genes. But even with all the appropriate genetic risk factors, many (if not most) people may still not develop the disorder. This has lead to the examination of other influences besides genes, and their role in producing schizophrenia. Scientists commonly refer to this combination of genetic and other influences as the “nature vs. nurture” debate. Nature being the genes you were born with, and nurture being every external influence in your environment from conception onward. The theory on how the genetic susceptibility for schizophrenia combines with environmental stressors to result in a person developing schizophrenia is known as the predisposition/stress model, or diathesis-stress model). Scientists agree that both nature and nurture have a significant role in the development of schizophrenia, but how exactly they interact, or to what degree is not completely understood. ] (More)
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The risk of suicide is greatest for individuals with the mental disorder of A.depression. B.hypochondriasis. C.agoraphobia. D.dissociative disorders
Weegy: The risk of suicide is greatest for individuals with the mental disorder of depression. (More)
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A pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior (plus lack of empathy) characterizes __________ disorder. A.antisocial personality B.narcissistic personality C.paranoid personality D.histrionic personality
Weegy: A pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior (plus lack of empathy) characterizes narcissistic personality disorder. (More)
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A child with __________ will have difficulty paying attention to stimuli, may show hyperactivity or impulsivity, or both. A.attention-impulsivity disorder B.attention focus disorder C.attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder D.conduct disorder
Weegy: A child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have difficulty paying attention to stimuli, may show hyperactivity or impulsivity, or both. (More)
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