Have attached the essay criteria, the essay follows on from my previous Assignment ‘Annotated Bibliography’, which i've included in the uploads. The essay has to use the four (4) references I used in my Annotated Bibliography. I have attached all the documents and essay examples/formatting etc. Essay Overview: This assessment task requires you to write an essay that critically reviews the current research literature on the effect that biogenetic explanations of mental illness have on their public perception. This assessment will refer to the four articles included in your Annotated Bibliography, as well as any others you think would make a useful contribution to your essay. Essay Details: This essay requires you to build upon your research skills from assessment 1 and write an essay on the topic below. You should incorporate the feedback you received from assessment 1 into your essay, particularly the feedback on APA 6th style of referencing, the relevance and credibility of your references, and any feedback on the annotations associated with each reference. Essay Topic: “Discuss whether biogenetic explanations of mental illness help or hinder efforts to reduce social stigma associated with these conditions?” Background information for your essay: Many experts working in the area of mental illness believe that it is only a matter of time before we have comprehensive genetic and/or biological explanations for many common psychological disorders (see, for example, the American Psychiatric Association’s Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders; for an alternative view, read the 2013 paper by Brett J. Deacon – “The biomedical model of mental disorder: A critical analysis of its validity, utility, and effects on psychotherapy research”).1 The central topic of the two assignments is whether the increased ‘medicalization’ of mental illness, as proposed by the biogenetic explanations, has any impact on public attitudes towards people with these sorts of illnesses. Reducing social stigma surrounding mental illness is a target of many public awareness campaigns (e.g., Beyondblue, ‘Man therapy’). Are these public awareness campaigns helped by the increasing focus on biogenetic explanations for mental illness, or are these explanations actually counterproductive to reducing social stigma. Hopefully i make sense? Any issues please contact me to clear anything up. Thank you very much.