mental health


Question by  design1 (21)

What is the number one cause of mental problems?

I need to understand mental problems.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

Most mental problems are caused by a combination of chemical inbalances and life's events. Some disorders are genetic, while others are the result of a traumatic experience.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

I don't know if there's a single "number one cause." I'm a psychology minor and a sufferer of depression and in my experience improper parenting or harsh upbringings, growing up friendless or dealing with a lot of bullying, and simple day to day invalidation can pile on top of each other leaving a person with a low sense of self-worth.


Answer by  dedre (998)

Genetics are the number one cause of mental disorders. Environmental conditions can also play a key role in one's mental condition. Mental problems may vary from moderate to severe and sometimes do not surface until a person becomes older. These problems can exist in the most wealthy to the disadvantaged.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

There is no definite answer to this, as it depends on the mental problem itself (some of which, there is no known causes, some are hereditary, etc. ). Some causes though are abuses suffered as a child, possible trauma, extensive alcohol or drug abuse, tramatic event that has happened to a person, etc.


Answer by  reddeb96701 (494)

Mental health problems are caused by many factors. The one that stands out the most is upbringing. How a parent raises a child is more important to that childs future mental health than anything else.

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