Genesis and Etiology

  • Stella Chess
  • Mahin Hassibi


In recent years, concepts such as mental health and mental illness, or normal and deviant behavior, have come under increasing scrutiny by behavioral scientists. Some psychiatrits claim they do not know what constitutes mental health (Pasamanick, 1968), while others consider mental illness to be a myth (Szasz, 1961).


Mental Retardation Genetic Mode Behavior Disorder Deviant Behavior Adoptive Parent 
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  • Stella Chess
    • 1
  • Mahin Hassibi
    • 2
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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