The Role of a Technological Approach in the Contemporary Psychiatry (in Polish)

Andrzej Kapusta

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Andrzej Kapusta, PhD Hab.
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
Pl. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 5
20-031 Lublin

E-mail: andrzej.kapusta@umcs.pl

Abstract


The emergence of new technologies has had a significant impact on the development of modern psychiatry. Brain scanning, biochemical analysis, the search for genetic markers, and the development of psychopharmacology have had a great influence on the way we understand the nature of mental disorders and the role and place of mental health specialists. The article aims at presenting the consequences of a technical approach in psychiatry, giving examples of such an approach and proposing a critical attitude to this approach and the role of technical expertise in psychiatry.

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DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.13153/diam.44.2015.763

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