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For example, a person with a depressive illness may have been predisposed to develop it through an anxious personality, the illness being precipitated by relationship breakdown and perpetuated though alcohol misuse and inactivity.

A few psychiatric conditions are known to result directly from specific organic pathology, such as Down's syndrome caused by trisomy 21. But, even here, the overall outcome in functional terms may be profoundly influenced by social and family factors.

Hughes' Outline of Modern Psychiatry, Fifth Edition. David Gill. © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd ISBN 9780470033920

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

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