I think that genetics are potential, and then our experiences either trigger or don't trigger things we have the potential to do or what we have the potential to be. I think we seriously need to understand the effect child abuse will have for the rest of that childs life. Both my parents are mental health nurses and I have heard some incredibly sad stories - things you really don't believe still happen in society regularily enough to f**k up kids lives for good. I grew up with various levels of sexual, emotional and physical abuse, alcoholism, drug problems and domestic violence in the family. I'm amazed everyday that my sister, brother and I turned out so "okay" - various levels of anxiety and depression and none of us are good with our emotions but we are all alright, aware and far from the "psychopath" my father tried to label my little sister with when she was 4 years old. I liked that article though - I'd be interested to read more on the subject.