Why biological psychiatry hasn’t delivered yet – and why neurology knows

  • It is increasingly recognized that neuroscience has not delivered the revolutionary clinical possibilities for psychiatry that had been promised. Explanations differ, however: some proponents emphasize the divide between biopsychosocial psychiatry and mechanistic neurology. Others rely on further basic experimental neuroscience as only the most elementary level of explanation will allow us to fully understand and treat mental disorders. From a clinical-neuropsychological perspective, I shall argue that both views are mistaken. Diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases demands a biopsychosocial perspective similar to psychiatry. Acknowledging this might help to bring both disciplines together and improve clinical outcome.

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Author:Stefan Frisch
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34872239
Parent Title (English):Psychiatry investigation
Publisher:Korean Neuropsychiatric Association
Place of publication:Seoul
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/08
Date of first Publication:2021/12/08
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/08
Tag:Biological psychiatry; Biopsychosocial model; Clinical neuropsychology; Neurology; Neurosciences
Issue:epub ahead of print
Page Number:4
First Page:1
Last Page:4
Institutes:Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0