Psychology Today: What If Certain Mental Disorders Are Not Disorders At All?
Bron: Psychology Today
Auteur: Alison Escalante M.D.
Originele bron: Mental health is biological health: Why tackling “diseases of the mind” is an imperative for biological anthropology in the 21st century. Yearbook Phys Anthropol. 2020; 171: 87– 117. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23965, .
What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. And ADHD could be a way of functioning that evolved in an ancestral environment but doesn’t match the way we live today.