Disruptions in social stability during the mouse equivalent of adolescence and young adulthood produced anxiety and social deficits that persisted into successive generations of mice. The authors of this study in Biological Psychiatry conclude that “individual risk for psychiatric disorders that involve enhanced anxiety and/or social dysfunction may be dependent not only on the specific alleles of genes that are inherited from one’s parents and on one’s own experiences, but also on the experiences of one’s parents when they were young.”
How many more mice will it take before we realize that social environment plays a role in mental health?
And how many of these experiments will it take before we become aware that people are far more complex than mice, and are not victims of their genetic codes?
And how many times will we intentionally disable the brains of mice/rats with powerful toxins (psychiatric drugs)before we realize that duplicating the process in human brains is not only unhealthy, but immoral?
Note to psychiatry:
This ain’t rocket science.
In fact, it’s not “science” at all!
AMEN to that!