Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders in the Context of “Nature – Nurture” Dichotomy

Tetiana Danylova, Alika Saikovskaya

Abstract

The complex multifaceted essence of human as a biological, psychological, social being has attracted the attention of researchers and has caused hot debates during centuries. The deep understanding of the phenomenon of human being, his/her nature and essence is critical for the field of clinical medicine such as psychiatry. Nowadays, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders are the acute problems. Appropriate methods of diagnosis and treatment in the context of “nature vs nurture” dichotomy cause scientific disputes between experts in the relevant fields. The paper attempts to analyze different approaches to mental disorders, as well as specific and non-specific treatment.



Keywords


mental health; mental disorder; nature, nurture; diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; specific and non-specific treatment



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