Can Biology Help Us Understand Psychopathology?


By Vitor Pordeus, 2017

Current contradictions of the mind/body problem: a central subject for psychopathology, can actually be explained with more recent and less known theories formulated by the Chilean neurobiologists Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela and Jorge Mpodozis, that in turn can be exemplified by successful psychiatric experiences involving cultural and symbolic approaches like Carl Jung, Nise da Silveira and John Weir Perry are discussed in the paper.