Why hasn’t neuroscience delivered for psychiatry?

“… it is still not possible to cite a single neuroscience or genetic finding that has been of use to the practicing psychiatrist … despite attempts to suggest the contrary.”

This article in the BJPsych Bulletin (published on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists) has been written by Prof. David Kingdon.

The abstract says:

“Biological research has produced major advances in our understanding of our bodies and, where systems go wrong, is producing remedies to address these, but it has yet to do the same for the mind. This is because no causative biological evidence has been found for the major mental disorders in contrast to the wealth of psychosocial findings. This disparity in regard and resource needs to be addressed.”

You can read the article here.

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