The notion that for developing some mental illness the only essential prerequisite is an inborn predisposition. It was first presented, in 1997 by Paul Julius Möbius in his Outline of the Doctrine of Nervous Diseases (Ban 2005; Shorter 2005).
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Shorter E. A Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2005.
Thomas A. Ban
February 18, 2016