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6 - Brain and Mind in Psychiatry? Presuppositions of Cognitive Ontology

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 April 2020

Kenneth S. Kendler
Virginia Commonwealth University
Josef Parnas
University of Copenhagen
Peter Zachar
Auburn University, Montgomery
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Psychiatric diagnosis and research is hampered by problems in nosological classification. Recent development has seen the suggestion of dimensionally-based classification systems like the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and cognitive ontology (CO), with the latter being developed by Bilder in his chapter. I here discuss some usually tacit or implicit presuppositions of CO concerning brain and mind. I conclude that, despite shifting from an entity-based approach (as in the DSM) to a dimensional approach, the cognitive ontology project still encounters the problem of connecting neuronal changes to psychopathological symptoms and, more generally, brain and mind.

Levels of Analysis in Psychopathology
Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
, pp. 78 - 86
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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