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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many reasons

Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills.
Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives!

In brief: Many reasons

Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills.
Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives!
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