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Do defective genes give rise to defective thought? The revolution in molecular genetics has indeed given rise to the increasing optimism that advancements in biotechnology will soon uncover the causes of all disturbances of mind and behavior. In this book, leading psychiatrist Julian Leff counters this reductionist claim and emphasizes what is known about the ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 10th 2001 by Columbia University Press
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Psychiatrist Julian Leff is scientifically looking at whether the environment plays an impact on mental illness; in particular schizophrenia and depression. The book covers much of the research done on both depression and schizophrenia. Much of the research has been done by Leff himself. Although I read the entire book, I was more interested in what he had to say about depression, as that is a mental illness that I suffer from. He gives research citing how antidepressants are viewed much more ...more
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