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Critical Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Neuroscience has become a significant, “promissory discourse” of mental health research and practice. This pioneer entry critically examines some of the promises and accomplishments of neuroscience discourse in mental health, with a focus on what is afforded and constrained by its use. Consideration is also given to the ways that neuroscience discourse has shaped notions of identity, culture, and practices of well-being.


  • Neuroscience
  • Discourse
  • Mental health
  • Critical psychology

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Strong, T. (2021). Critical Neuroscience and Mental Health. In: Lester, J.N., O'Reilly, M. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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