The Relevance of Neuroscience for Psychiatrists
BY MAYADA AKIL, MD | OCTOBER 23, 2012
Dr Akil is Senior Advisor to the NIMH Director. She is also Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Programs in the Department of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Hospital.
Many psychiatrists are not familiar with the latest developments in neuroscience and many clinicians are a bit skeptical about the relevance of neuroscience in their practice. After watching these two videos, these clinicians may possibly change their minds.
Part 1: What Can Neuroscience Offer Clinicians?
Using case samples, Dr Akil introduces the concept of neuroscience and explains how some of the latest developments can be used in everyday practice.
Part 2: Using Neuroscience to Overcome Stigma
Dr Akil explains that through neuroscience, patients can be helped to understand that the disorder is medical and that it may be biological.