Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Psychological complexity: Barriers to its integration into the neurobiology of major psychiatric disorders

  • ROBERT M. POST (a1) and SUSAN R. B. WEISS (a2)

Extract

In the authors' experience interactions between clinical and laboratory research have been greatly mutually facilitatory in the understanding and development of new treatments for the major mental illnesses. Examples in the literature are also highlighted to show how cross-disciplinary studies are important in understanding the subtle interactions of genetic and environmental mechanisms in psychiatric illness. Yet, the results of some current science policies encouraging project focus and superspecialization can lead to the separation of clinical and basic investigators, which threatens the integration of psychological complexity into the neurobiology of psychiatry at both a molecular and behavioral level. This paper endorses renewed effort toward the multidisciplinary team approach under the leadership of a physician–scientist in order to better integrate many fields of study critical to ameliorating the effects of psychiatric illness.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr. Robert M. Post, NIMH/BPB, 10 Center Drive MSC 1272, Bldg. 10, Room 3S239, Bethesda, MD 20892–1272.

Psychological complexity: Barriers to its integration into the neurobiology of major psychiatric disorders

  • ROBERT M. POST (a1) and SUSAN R. B. WEISS (a2)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed