If the brain is capable of Neuroplasticity then what is the impact of genes on the brain related to mental disorder? (Bipolarity, anxiety, etc.)

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If the brain is capable of Neuroplasticity then what is the impact of genes on the brain related to mental disorder? (Bipolarity, anxiety, etc.)

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This is extremely vague.. what?

This feels like 2 isolated clauses, could you please try and clarify what you want explained? Genetics impact susceptibility to mental illness in like… an extremely large number of ways, assuredly more than we’ll ever know.

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to form new connections, or strengthen or weaken them. This is what happens when your brain is changing.

Because of your unique genetics, you are born with a unique brain, that has unique attributes which can result in a higher or lower chance of having a certain mental disorder. As your brain changes, it may have a higher chance of developing a mental disorder (we call this “predisposition”).

Environmental factors also play a role in the development (or reduction) of mental disorders. Depending on your genetics, you may respond differently to these factors.