Methodology of Scientific Investigation in Psychiatry

  • Manoel Antonio Albuquerque
  • Paolo Belmonte de Abreu


This work focuses the difficulties Psychiatry has faced through its development as a “Scientific Subject”. Showing the criticism about its methodology and making use of the examples of its contribution in semiology, psychotherapy and transference dynamics, this work points out that the methodologie criticism that separated psychiatry from the other sciences not only belonged to all of them but also that the first could give more contributions to the Scientific Methodology.


Scientific Practice Scientific Investigation Scientific Subject Scientific Methodology Traditional Science 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoel Antonio Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Paolo Belmonte de Abreu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryFaculty of Medicine (PUC/RS)Brazil
  2. 2.Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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