DSM-V falls short

This recent article in the New York Times is an important admission by the psychiatric community that the notion of having the biological answer to mental illness is a myth.  What biological psychiatry is still missing is the important biological evidence that is revealed in affective neuroscience and developmental psychology about the underpinnings of the development of the unconscious relational self in attachment, affect regulation, and mentalization.  By looking for cellular level structure problems they are missing the idea that the human brain develops primarily after birth in a relational matrix.  It is encouraging to see a step back from the certainty that biological structure determines behavior and that there are deeper mysteries to yet be explored.

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