What are the evolutionary bases for mental illness? Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression appear to impose severe fitness penalties. What is going on here? Mismatch, hidden infection, balancing selection?
Read the following articles to form your own ideas (the first two will be emphasized in class)
Psychosis and infectious agents
Paradox of heritable mental disorders
genomic imprinting and psychosis
Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine
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