Psychopathology as the basic science of psychiatry

Giovanni Stanghellini, Matthew R. Broome
2014 British Journal of Psychiatry  
We argue that psychopathology, as the discipline that assesses and makes sense of abnormal human subjectivity, should be at the heart of psychiatry. It should be a basic educational prerequisite in the curriculum for mental health professionals and a key element of the shared intellectual identity of clinicians and researchers in this field.
doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.138974 pmid:25179621 fatcat:tfdn7q4irrduhm2qjhizrtos5a