Conférence de Maël Lemoine dans le cadre du colloque Neurosciences et psychiatrie : approches historiques et philosophiques organisé par Claude Debru et Mireille Delbraccio
Mental disorders in general, major depression in particular, are social constructs in the first place. The biologization of psychiatry involves that these social constructs are somehow translated into biological processes. This presentation is an attempt at specifying three problems biologization encounters: the first is the right framing of psychiatric symptoms, i.e., an optimal framing so that a biological explanation of behavioral and mental processes is made possible. The second problem is that of building consistent causal models of a disorder out of various partial animal models of aspects of the supposed mechanism of the disease. The third problem is that of the consistency of the set of patients considered as depressed. I try to portray the problem of biologization as an attempt at winning three games with different rules, so linked that any move in one game changes the situation in the two others.
Maël Lemoine est maître de Conférences à la faculté de médecine de Tours depuis 2007. Il a fait sa scolarité à l'ENS de 1994 à 1998.Cliquer ICI pour fermer
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