In this century, marked advances in human genetics and brain imaging technology have finally allowed us to approach fundamental questions in psychiatry, even those in clinical psychiatry, by utilizing biological science. As of 2014, discussion on the advantages and limitations in operational diagnostic criteria, such as DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), in clinical psychiatry is becoming even more important. In contrast to most of the medical areas in which multi-disciplinal approaches are successful, factionalism augmented by mind-brain problem or mind-body problem has hampered the progress of psychiatry. Here I discuss the importance of building integrative perspectives of psychiatry.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Seishin shinkeigaku zasshi = Psychiatria et neurologia Japonica|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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