please read the above post by Stacey.
What causes mental illness?
wow, what a loaded question. We of course strive to discover the root causes of each “disorder”. It really is like chasing the floating dandelion seeds as they float over a field.
The reasons are many and often elusive
Oh there are some that we can identify with, sometimes. Many will begin in childhood. The developmental years. Events can shape a child’s mind.
Many begin before this, premature births have a higher indecent of mental illness. Genes are also contributory factors, but with both scenarios, not at all times though.
We continue to learn.
but do we?
we need to learn faster. No, not what causes mental health problems, but yes that would be great, we need to learn faster other things.
When someone is struggling, we need to see this. We need to help.
maybe they are not just acting out, maybe it is not just “angst” Maybe they are not attention seekers or just “quiet”
maybe we need to LOOK MORE CLOSELY
How many people are struggling, without knowing why, with a mental illness?
at any age
How many seek help.. but help is elusive, expensive or not available in their area? OMG TOO MANY
Stacey makes it clear, I think, in this post.
Not because I can’t write like that anymore; I’m sure, given time and materials to fully research the topic, I could write a reasonably professional sounding report into the causes of BPD. No – I’m not writing that type of piece because I don’t think anyone can say definitively that “this” or “that” causes BPD in people.
All I will say is that current scientific research appears to indicate that BPD “might” be caused by a genetic mutation; that it is caused by approximately 40%/60% genetic/environmental factors. I’ll go with that.
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