Posted by SLS on November 22, 2009, at 6:31:27
In reply to Re: No benefit to adding psychotherapy to medication » SLS, posted by morganator on November 22, 2009, at 3:23:32
You know, I have never seen a study investigating the psychosocial history of people suffering from Axis I mental illnesses as they come in for treatment. Such a study would reveal much about the evolution of these disorders.
I agree with you. Even identical twins can express schizophrenia differently. Again, it would be interesting to try to identify differences in early psychosocial experiences between each individual. Living under the same roof is no guarantee of identical developmental environments. All of these disorders must have some epigenetic counterpart as there is not a one-to-one genotype to phenotype relationship. I don't think we are looking at a simple dynamic, though.