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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Weak' Causes And Complex Causal Nets In Psychiatry. Running Title: Weak Causes In Psychiatry [causes "faibles" Et Réseaux Causaux Complexes: Causas "sencillas" Y Redes Causales Complejas En Psiquiatría]
Author: De Araujo L.F.S.C.
Banzato C.E.M.
Abstract: We briefly analyze the concept of causality as applied to psychiatry and put forward an approach based on the notions of weak causal influences and complex causal networks. Method: a conceptual analysis of selected articles and books. Results: We present the INUS causation model proposed by the philosopher J.L.Mackie that gets around some of the difficulties related to the presence of multiple interdependent causes, as appears to be the case in mental disorders. This model seemingly works well in PTSD, as shown. Conclusion: We suggest that the failure to find "strong" causes for mental disorders may indicate the need to revise our expectations by adopting alternative models of causality. © 2009 Associação Universitária de Pesquisa em Psicopatologia Fundamental/University Association for Research in Fundamental Psychopathology.
Editor: Associacao Universitaria de Pesquisa em Psicopatologia Fundamental
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1415-47142014000100002
Date Issue: 2014
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