Q & A – Which psychological disorders are genetic?

Many psychological disorders are believed to have a genetic component, meaning that an individual’s genetic makeup may make them more vulnerable to developing certain disorders. Some examples of psychological disorders that are believed to have a genetic component include:

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Major depressive disorder
  4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  5. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  6. Autism spectrum disorder
  7. Alzheimer’s disease
  8. Anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder)

It’s important to note that having a genetic predisposition to a disorder does not mean that an individual will necessarily develop the disorder. Environmental factors, such as stress, trauma, or substance abuse, can also play a role in the development of psychological disorders. Additionally, some disorders may have a stronger genetic component than others, and the specific genes and genetic mutations involved in the development of these disorders are still being studied.

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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