It’s been thought that mental illness is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological and environmental factors.
In what could be considered as an overlooked factor, experts on mental health now argue that past events and experiences could be the leading cause of mental illness like anxiety or depression. Having worked myself with many clients with these types of current conditions, I too have found these past traumas do seem to contribute to these conditions. This is why starting in 2014 I have been training and then qualified in approaches specifically to help with theses past events, the technique is called Havening Techniques.
This article from Telegraph cited Liverpool University professor, Richard Bentall, saying that most of the resources are poured into looking at the physiological factors that affects a person’s mental health. “Psychological mechanisms or social circumstances” linked to these conditions, however, are often too hard to quantify thus it is often disregarded.
Read more about this very important mental health issue through the link below:
Almost half of adults will suffer from a mental health condition at some stage in their life and more than a third of GP surgery consultations are due to mental problems. One in four people have been diagnosed with some type of mental health problem – most commonly depression.