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blueskye
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ricardo23rob
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mental illness caused by society and not by genetics?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/10/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,109 times Debate No: 18279
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blueskye

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is mental illness caused by society or by genetics?
ricardo23rob

Pro

I think my opponent for this debate, I insist that my opponent posts his views first as it is his topic. I suggest using the first round as acceptance only.
Debate Round No. 1
blueskye

Con

(sorry kinda new at this)
Mental illness is any disease or condition affecting the brain that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings
Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are mainly caused by genetics.
Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting that the illnesses may be passed on from parents to children through genes. From that I will say you are more likely to get the condition than if you didn't have an affected family member. Experts believe that many mental conditions are linked to problems in multiple genes—not just one, as with many diseases—which is why a person inherits a susceptibility to a mental disorder, but doesn't always develop the condition. The disorder itself occurs from the interaction of these genes. Giving the impression that genes play a bigger role in devolving a mental disorder than society.
Debate Round No. 2
blueskye

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ricardo23rob

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Debate Round No. 3
blueskye

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ricardo23rob

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Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro seemed to drop out when he posted "rump" as his argument for a round... still a fail debate.