Emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual

In much of descriptive psychiatry the major focus is on taxonomy—specifically: How do groups of patients fit together under one classification? In psychodynamic psychiatry, by contrast, there is great interest in how a particular patient is unique, in other words different from others. The subjective experience of the individual has been forged through an idiosyncratic narrative that is different from all other life stories and involves a specific interaction between genetic predisposition, intrapsychic factors, and environmental influence.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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