chapter  6
Can Giving Heal? Contextual Therapy and Biological Psychiatry
ByCatherine Ducommun-Nagy, MD
Pages 27

Since psychopharmacological interventions have become the dominant way of treating mental illnesses, why would anyone refuse to concede victory to the camp of biological psychiatry? If mental illnesses were simple brain diseases that medicine will soon cure, it would be wonderful. It would be one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine to provide a true causal treatment for illnesses that affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Yet, is this a realistic view of the future?