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An evolutionary framework for mental disorders: Integrating adaptationist and evolutionary genetic models

  • Matthew C. Keller (a1) and Geoffrey Miller (a2)
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  • Published online: 09 November 2006

This response (a) integrates non-equilibrium evolutionary genetic models, such as coevolutionary arms-races and recent selective sweeps, into a framework for understanding common, harmful, heritable mental disorders; (b) discusses the forms of ancestral neutrality or balancing selection that may explain some portion of mental disorder risk; and (c) emphasizes that normally functioning psychological adaptations work against a backdrop of mutational and environmental noise.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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