Psychiatric “conditions” are part of the personality sphere and not discrete “disorders”. All personality traits are significantly influenced by many genes of very small effect. The personality traits that imply dysfunction are positively correlated, implying a general “p” factor. The brain is a “kludgy” organ due to the way it evolved. It is likely that explanations of psychopathology will also be “kludgy”. Nevertheless, current research suggests that we are making sure but slow progress.
|Title of host publication||Genes, Brains, and Emotions|
|Editors||Andrei C. Miu, Judith R. Homberg, Klaus-Peter Lesch|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Apr 2019|
|Name||Series in Affective Science|
- quantitative genetics
- molecular genetics