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Podcast: Why neuroscience matters
Integrating a modern neuroscience perspective into practice enables clinicians to conceptualise people with psychiatric illness in a way that promotes empathy and enhances patient care. A strong grasp of neuroscience prevents clinicians from falling into the trap in which behavioural aspects of a patient's presentation are perceived as being separate from the disease process.
Professor David Ross, in conversation with Dr Gareth Cuttle, explains why integrating neuroscience matters.
Video: Integrating neuroscience with psychological and social approaches
The best care for mental illness will come from integrating modern neuroscience with other elements to achieve a holistic, person-centred approach.
In this short film, leading academic psychiatrist Dr Derek Tracy explains how neuroscience augments psychosocial approaches in the clinic.
Article: Embedding neuroscience in psychiatry training
Psychiatrists of the 21st century need to be trained to be neuroscientifically literate, better prepared to critically evaluate new research findings and integrate these with psycho-social explanations.
Dr Chris O'Loughlin, one of the UK's foremost educators in psychiatry, believes that embedding neuroscience in psychiatric training enhances the specialty and will improve patient care.
Essential reading on neuroscience in psychiatry
Compiled in collaboration with the Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project, the 2020 Special Issue of BJPsych Advances focuses on 'Neuroscience: the way forward' – a special collection of articles from thought leaders on integrating neuroscience.
Find out about the Neuroscience Project, including our most recent activities and how to get involved.