15. Re-Socializing Psychiatry

Critical Neuroscience and the Limits of Reductionism

  1. Suparna Choudhury Ph.D.3 and
  2. Jan Slaby Ph.D.4
  1. Laurence J. Kirmayer M.D, Ph.D1 and
  2. Ian Gold Ph.D2

Published Online: 21 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343359.ch15

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience

How to Cite

Kirmayer, L. J. and Gold, I. (2011) Re-Socializing Psychiatry, in Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience (eds S. Choudhury and J. Slaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444343359.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Berlin School of Mind & Brain, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Philosophy, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University and Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Sir Mortimer B. Davis — Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333282

Online ISBN: 9781444343359

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Keywords:

  • ecological approaches to psychiatry;
  • re-socializing psychiatry, and limits of reductionism;
  • contemporary neuroscience, brain and psychiatric disorders;
  • social world, in human functioning and experience;
  • reductionistic view of origins and nature of human behavior;
  • human behavior, using multiple sets of conceptual models;
  • ontologies of mind;
  • social origins of psychiatric disorder;
  • synergies, genetic susceptibility and urban environment;
  • successful theory of brain, explaining mental life and illness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Varieties of Reductionism

  • Ontologies of Mind

  • Subjectivity and the Social Construction of the Self

  • Social Origins of Psychiatric Disorder

  • Socializing Biological Psychiatry

  • Conclusion: Beyond Reductionism

  • References