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Dr. Eric Kandel in The Opinion Pages: NY Times

The New Science of Mind
September 6, 2013 - September 9, 2013

 ...recent newspaper articles have argued that psychiatry is a “semi-science” whose practitioners cannot base their treatment of mental disorders on the same empirical evidence as physicians who treat disorders of the body can. The problem for many people is that we cannot point to the underlying biological bases of most psychiatric disorders. In fact, we are nowhere near understanding them as well as we understand disorders of the liver or the heart.

But this is starting to change.

Read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/opinion/sunday/the-new-science-of-mind.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

 

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