Short Communication - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Mental health A social construct or a biological reality.
The question of whether mental health is a social construct or a biological reality is complex and multifaceted, and there is no one definitive answer. Mental health is influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics, environment, culture, socialization, and individual experiences The relationship between child maltreatment and psychological distress among adolescents has been well-established, but its underlying mechanism is rarely explored. Based on the biological embedding model of early adversity and interpersonal theory of psychopathology, this study examines whether the four main dimensions of social relationships–those of family, teacherstudent, peers and classmates mediate the association between child maltreatment and adolescent psychological distress. Data are collected from a random sample.Author(s): Dedeog Goh