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A fresh look at mental illness

(7/31/2012)

A fresh look at mental illness
By Peter Reuell
The Harvard Gazette
July 30, 2012

Ask Assistant Professor of Psychology Joshua Buckholtz to explain his research into mental disorders, and he’ll likely start with a question that’s got more to do with basic medicine: When is the flu appendicitis?

The answer, of course, is never. Each is associated with a very specific - and nonoverlapping - set of biological causes and effects. Understanding what these are, Buckholtz explained, allows doctors to discriminate between the two with near-perfect accuracy.

View the full article here: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/07/a-fresh-look-at-mental-illness/

 


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