To examine the doctrine of reductionism in psychiatry. A selective review of the literature. Two arguments offered in support of reduction in psychiatry are presented and found to be unsatisfactory. An argument supporting skepticism about reduction is described. Currently, there is little reason to think that any significant portion of psychiatric theory will be reduced to neuroscience or genetics.
Reduction in Psychiatry Ian Gold Canadian Journal of Psychiatry; Aug 2009; 54, 8; Docstoc pg. 506 Reproduced
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