"Biological Psychiatry: Always Stuck at the Crossroads"

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Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Scott Hall Green Hall | Map
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Grand Rounds



Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences


Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Time: 1-2pm

Venue:  Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Science

540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

3rd Floor - Green Lecture Hall



Vaibhav A. Diwadkar, Ph.D. 


Co-Director, Brain Imaging Research Division

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences 

Wayne State University School of Medicine



"Biological Psychiatry Always Stuck at the Crossroads"



1.  To appreciate some of the fundamental challenges in understanding brain-behavior relationships, and how these challenges are relevant to psychiatric nosology.

2.  To gain an appreciation of some foundational limitations in neuroimaging, particularly fMRI and how these impact the value of neuroimaging for Psychiatry.

3.  To understand the limitations of animal models (particularly in the context of 1 above), and why the reductionism of behavior that characterizes them is challenging for their application to Psychiatry.