Biological psychiatry

Julie Henderson, Louise Roberts

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    The history of psychiatric knowledge has been one of competition between two dominant etiological paradigms: one favoring the social causation of mental illness and the other favoring biological causes. Psychiatry is currently dominated by biological models of etiology that re-emerged in the United States during the 1970s.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCultural Sociology of Mental Illness
    Subtitle of host publicationan A-to-Z Guide
    EditorsAndrew Scull
    Place of PublicationCalifornia
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9781452255484
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • genetics
    • mental illness defined
    • psychiatric perspectives
    • psychiatry
    • neuroscience

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