On the State of Knowledge in Neurobiological Psychiatry

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Abstract

Our present knowledge of neurobiological mechanisms in psychosomatic disorders or in mental disturbances connected with physical illness is practically nil. This reflects the state of knowledge in biological psychiatry as a whole, where we have many theories, some circumstantial evidence, but few facts. This situation influences many aspects of psychiatry, of which the following are some.

Keywords

Depression Dopamine Schizophrenia Respiration Neurol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Fog
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of PsychopharmacologySt. Hans HospitalRoskildeDenmark

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