Defining disorders of the mind

Niall McLaren
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03680.x
Published online: 7 June 2010

To the Editor: In your recent column, you drew attention to the “limitations of psychiatry’s scientific foundations for disorders of the mind”.1 This was despite psychiatry’s recent high profile, and the very large sums of money being thrown at the problem.

  • Northern Psychiatric Services, Darwin, NT.


  • 1. Van Der Weyden MB. Defining disorders of the mind [From the Editor’s Desk]. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 361. <MJA full text>
  • 2. McLaren N. Humanizing madness: psychiatry and the cognitive neurosciences. Ann Arbor: Future Psychiatry Press, 2007.
  • 3. McLaren N. Humanizing psychiatry: the biocognitive model. Ann Arbor: Future Psychiatry Press, 2009.
  • 4. McLaren N. Psychiatry’s failure to define itself [letter]. Australasian Psychiatry 2010. In press.


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