The future of scientific psychiatry

Lisa Bortolotti and Matthew R. Broome

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199238033
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754562 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

The future of scientific psychiatry

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In this final section we shall offer two other examples (from our own work) of the way in which neurosciences, at the current stage of development, cannot do all the explanatory work in psychiatry. The first example centres on the employment of normative notions in the characterization of the manifestation of psychopathologies as deviant. The second example highlights the importance of environmental factors in the onset of psychosis. In the end, we shall explore some potential for future research in these areas.

Chapter.  5518 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry ; Clinical Neuroscience

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