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Anne Harrington’s Mind Fixers: Review - The Atlantic
"Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness by Anne Harrington Norton "
book  review  psychiatry  health  mental-illness 
march 2019 by tsuomela
How Thoughts Become a Psychiatric Diagnosis - Lloyd Sederer
Diagnosing disorders of the mind is a difficult business. As a medical specialty, psychiatry currently lacks blood, imaging and genetic tests that can validly establish a diagnosis for its vast predominance of major illnesses. While there are spectacular advances in functional brain imaging, genomic analysis, and cognitive neuroscience, these research findings have not yet meaningfully added to our understanding of how the brain's malfunctions produce its myriad of mental pathologies.
psychology  psychiatry  medicine  technology  diagnosis  mental-illness 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Neurology vs. Psychiatry: The Social Production of Knowledge » Sociological Images
"The divisions between neurology and psychiatry suggested in the image above stir up lots of interesting questions not only about what we consider to be “neurological” or “psychiatric”, but more generally about the social production of knowledge."
neurology  psychiatry  knowledge  social  sociology  psychology  discipline  boundaries 
october 2011 by tsuomela

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