Mind, Meaning and Mental DisorderThe nature of causal explanation in psychology and psychiatry

Mind, Meaning and Mental DisorderThe nature of causal explanation in psychology and psychiatry

Derek Bolton and Jonathan Hill

Print publication date: Mar 2004

ISBN: 9780198515609

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Throughout this resource, the authors propose a radical re-interpretation of the traditional distinctions between mind and body, and causal as opposed to meaningful explanations of behaviour. Throughout the discussions philosophical theories are brought to bear on the particular questions of the explanation of behaviours, the nature of mental causation, and eventually the origins of major disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorder.