Darwin in the Madhouse : Evolutionary Psychology and the Classification of Mental Disorders

  title={Darwin in the Madhouse : Evolutionary Psychology and the Classification of Mental Disorders},
  author={Dominic Murphy and Stephen Stich},
Recent years have witnessed a ground swell of interest in the application of evolutionary theory to issues in psychopathology (Nesse & Williams 1995, Stevens & Price 1996, McGuire & Troisi 1998). Much of this work has been aimed at finding adaptationist explanations for a variety of mental disorders ranging from phobias to depression to schizophrenia. There has, however, been relatively little discussion of the implications that the theories proposed by evolutionary psychologists might have for… CONTINUE READING


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