|Barked: Wed Oct 16, '13 10:38pm PST |
|Environment does play a large role in many mental illnesses, and stress/anxiety is generally considered to be a major environmental factor in a lot of mental illnesses. People who develop a mental illness often have a genetic predisposition, but the relationships between nature and nurture are so complex that it's nearly always impossible to say how much and in what ways each contributed, schizophrenia being a prime example. Every environment is stressful, just to varying degrees, and the effects of genetics/biology are multiplex and far from completely understood, so the causes of most mental illnesses are anything but one dimensional and easy to define.
Would she have developed schizophrenia (if that is indeed her diagnosis, I haven't kept up with the story myself) were she not a celebrity? Maybe and maybe not, there's no way to know. The only person I've seen in this thread implying celebrities, and people in general, are always in control of their actions and therefore capable of making "better choices" is the OP.
Edited by author Thu Oct 17, '13 12:41am PST
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