Scholars are frequently bringing modifications to diagnostic manuals based on their latest experimental results.
Gervais – Reification of Disorders In psychological science, what counts as a disorder undergoes constant reexamination.
As neuroscience and pharmacology gain more importance in psychiatry, the spotlight has quickly turned to the biological aspect of mental illness.
This has led scientists to make ambitious claims about the neurological basis of mental illness, that go far beyond reasonable inferences.
Despite this, a dysfunctional neurobiology is often assumed to cause psychological disorders, through the process of reification.