Evolutionary biology: an essential basic science for the training of the next generation of psychiatrists

Riadh Abed, Agnes Ayton, Paul St John-Smith, Annie Swanepoel, Derek K. Tracy
2019 British Journal of Psychiatry  
Evolutionary science can serve as the high-level organising principle for understanding psychiatry. Evolutionary concepts generate new models and ideas for future psychiatric study, research, policy and therapy. The authors accordingly make the case for the inclusion of evolutionary biology in the postgraduate education of psychiatric trainees. Declaration of interest None.
doi:10.1192/bjp.2019.123 pmid:31162000 fatcat:qujtnourrfe7hdrvmq6myakhvi