The readings for this lesson are essential for anyone interested in understanding the prevalence of mental illness nationally and worldwide. In the first part of this lesson, four questions in the Descriptive Epidemiology section and six questions in the Analytic Epidemiology section were presented. Pick one of these questions, and drawing from at least two of the readings and other articles you may already be familiar with, provide a response. You must incorporate data from at least one dataset of your choice (global, national, state, etc.) into your discussion post. Discuss the degree to which you think the data you are citing are reliable and valid. Remember your response should be posted to Blackboard by Friday evening at 11:00 p.m. and subsequent discussion posts by Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
1) Are some mental illnesses inherited? Environmentally related? Induced by stress?