Reading: Relationships Between Poverty and Psychopathology: A Natural Experiment

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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC23H3
Professor
Jason Ramsay
Semester
Winter

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Relationships Between Poverty and Psychopathology A Natural Experiment Recent research has emphasized genetics play a role in ones vulnerability to many of the psychiatric disorders Social selection example of theory consistent with gene-environment correlation in which affected peoples and their family drift down to poverty which increases risk of mental illnesses Social causation is different in which there is an interaction between gene and environment in which genetic risk remains latent unless individuals are exposed to stress from poverty by situations they cant control Distinction between social selection and causation important in finding strategies to prevent of treat mental illnesses Great Smoky Mountains Study Longitudinal study done through interviewing families Purpose in this experiment was to te
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