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Re: nothing helps morganator

Posted by SLS on April 26, 2010, at 23:58:36

In reply to Re: nothing helps, posted by morganator on April 26, 2010, at 21:23:24

> Hey Scott I was thinking about the question about evolution. I really don't think evolution prepared us for the kind of stress, trauma, or neglect that contribute to mental illness.

Evolution generally selects against those traits that lead to a reduction in the rate of successful breeding. I would think that a greater vulnerability to childhood stress in the form of depression early in life would reduce the rate. I guess it all depends upon when the depression emerges. Huntington's Chorea persists because symptoms don't appear until after the age of breeding.


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