Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the GenomeBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1192a (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1192
- Sean A Spence, senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry
- University of Sheffield
Nancy C Andreasen
Oxford University Press, £19.99, pp 368
ISBN 0 19 514509 7
In 1984 Professor Andreasen published a book called The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry. This influenced many latter day psychiatrists (myself included). Now Andreasen has produced a work in which she attempts to assay the field of contemporary psychiatric research, as psychiatry enters the 21st century, sandwiched between two major technological developments: the sequencing of the human genome and the use of neuroimaging to examine the structure and function of the living brain.