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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

The Limits to Psychiatric and Behavioural Genetics
The limits to psychiatric and behavioural genetics

My starting assumption is that genes are ‘involved in’ behaviour; consequently, genetic variation contributes to variation in behaviour. To deny that would be not merely unreasonable but incoherent, although there is still some appetite for the old nature – nurture pseudo-controversy. ...

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