Brain Imaging and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Scientific and Societal Issues (Martha J. Farah, PhD)

Brain Imaging and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Scientific and Societal Issues (Martha J. Farah, PhD)

Project Description

Psychiatric disease is generally believed to be brain disease, and neuroimaging has been used fruitfully in psychiatry research.  Why, then, is neuroimaging not used for psychiatric diagnosis?  Professor Farah reviews the features of both current neuroimaging and psychiatric diagnosis that have been impediments to image-based diagnosis psychiatry, and discusses the social and ethical implications of premature efforts to diagnose psychiatric disorders with imaging.

Slides for this video can be found here.