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The structure of psychopharmacological revolutions.

@article{Healy1987TheSO,
  title={The structure of psychopharmacological revolutions.},
  author={David Healy},
  journal={Psychiatric developments},
  year={1987},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          349-76
        }
}
  • D. Healy
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatric developments
Thomas Kuhn's model of the structure of scientific procedure is outlined and applied to salient aspects of recent psychopharmacological research into the bioneural substrates of the affective disorders. It is argued that the amine hypotheses of these disorders are irrefutable in practice although not in principle and that their survival despite a lack of convincing supporting evidence and dis-proof of their initial premises suggests that they serve a paradigmatic function and that the core of… 

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