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Rethinking Psychopathology

Creative Convergences

  • Ivana S. Marková
  • Eric Chen

Part of the Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences book series (THHSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ivana S. Marková, Eric Chen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Personal

  4. Epistemological

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Filiberto Fuentenebro, Luis M. Chiva
      Pages 41-55
    3. Ivana S. Marková
      Pages 57-64
    4. Rogelio Luque, J. M. Villagrán Moreno
      Pages 91-101
    5. J. M. Villagrán Moreno, Rogelio Luque
      Pages 103-116
  5. Historical

About this book


This book presents an original approach to the study of psychiatry that is based on a justified epistemological position, which demands that both the natural and the human/social sciences are necessary in developing our understanding. Psychiatry as a medical specialism was constructed in the nineteenth century through the interplay of both the natural sciences and the human/social sciences. This interplay has created a hybrid discipline that spans biological and socio-cultural-historical domains, which has raised challenges for its understanding and research. This book focuses on one of the principal challenges – how can we explore mental symptoms and mental disorders as complexes of neurobiology on the one hand and meaning on the other?

The chapters in this book, dedicated to Germán E Berrios, founder of the Cambridge school of psychopathology, tackles distinctive aspects of psychopathology or related areas. By means of a combination of approaches, chapters seek to unfold another element in our understanding of this field as well as raise new directions for its further study.

Rethinking Psychopathology is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, psychological researchers, historians of psychology, cultural psychologists, critical psychologists, social scientists, philosophers of psychology, and philosophers of science. 


epistemology of psychiatry Cambridge school of psychopathology social sciences psychiatry human behavior neurobiology neuropsychology psychopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivana S. Marková
    • 1
  • Eric Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Hull York Medical School, Allam Medical BuildingUniversity of HullHullUK
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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