Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical perspectives by Matthew BroomePsychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical perspectives by Matthew Broome

Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical perspectives

EditorMatthew Broome, Lisa Bortolotti

Paperback | June 14, 2009

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Neuroscience has long had an impact on the field of psychiatry, and over the last two decades, with the advent of cognitive neuroscience and functional neuroimaging, that influence has been most pronounced. However, many question whether psychopathology can be understood by relying onneuroscience alone, and highlight some of the perceived limits to the way in which neuroscience informs psychiatry. Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience is a philosophical analysis of the role of neuroscience in the study of psychopathology. The book examines numerous cognitive neuroscientific methods, such as neuroimaging and the use of neuropsychological models, in the context of a variety of psychiatricdisorders, including depression, schizophrenia, dependence syndrome, and personality disorders.Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience includes chapters on the nature of psychiatry as a science; the compatibility of the accounts of mental illness derived from neuroscience, information-processing, and folk psychology; the nature of mental illness; the impact of methods such as fMRI,neuropsychology, and neurochemistry, on psychiatry; the relationship between phenomenological accounts of mental illness and those provided by naturalistic explanations; the status of delusions and the continuity between delusions and ordinary beliefs; the interplay between clinical and empiricalfindings in psychopathology and issues in moral psychology and ethics.With contributions from world class experts in philosophy and cognitive science, this book will be essential reading for those who have an interest in the importance and the limitations of cognitive neuroscience as an aid to understanding mental illness.
Matthew Broome is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to the Coventry Early Intervention Team, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. His main research interests are in the prodromal phase of psychosis, cognitive neuropsychology of delusion formation, func...
Title:Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical perspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:June 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Matthew R Broome and Lisa Bortolotti: Introduction: Psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience - an overviewPsychiatry as Science1. Rachel Cooper: Is psychiatric research scientific?2. KWM (Bill) Fulford and Norman Sartorius: A secret history of ICD and the hidden future of DSM3. Richard Samuels: Delusion as a natural kindThe Nature of Mental Illness4. Hanna Pickard: Mental illness is indeed a myth5. Dominic Murphy: Psychiatry and the concept of disease aas pathologyReconciling Paradigms6. Tim Thornton: On the interface problem in philosophy and psychiatry7. John Campbell: What does rationality have todo with psychological causation? Propositional attitudes as mechanisms and as control variables8. Philip Gerrans: Mad scientists or unreliable autobiographers? dopamine dysregulation and delusionPsychiatry and the Neurosciences9. Dan Lloyd: When time is out of joint: schizophrenia and functional neuroimaging10. Dan Stein: Philosophy and cognitive-affective neurogenetics11. Lynn Stephens and George Graham: An addictive lesson: a case study in psychiatry as cognitive neurosciencePhenomenology and Scientific Explanation12. Matthew Ratcliffe: Understanding existential changes in psychiatric illness: the indispensability of phenomenology13. Shaun Gallagher: Delusional realitiesDelusions and Cognition14. Keith Frankish: Delusion: a two-level framework15. Anne M Aimola Davies and Martin Davies: Explaining pathologies of beliefMoral Psychology and Psychopathology16. Jeanette Kennett and Steve Matthews: Mental time travel, agency and responsibility17. Iain Law: Motivation, depression and characterLisa Bortolotti and Matthew R Broome: Conclusion - The future of scientific psychiatry