Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists
When a third of all G.P. surgery consultations relate to mental health problems and a half of all adults experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives why is it that the MRC (Medical Health Council) allocate only 3% of their annual research budget on mental health research? Furthermore of this 3% the greatest slice of the pie is spent on genetics and neuroscience.
This seems misappropriation as it is widely recognised that the origins of the majority of mental health problems lie in complex societal factors such as relationships, self perception, employment, resource insecurity to mention a few, rather than biological factors.
In this article published in the Telegraph,
So it would seem that money goes into machines and not into understanding interpersonal factors