The most pressing problem in psychiatry today is related to diagnosis. The descriptive diagnosis of the DSM system has achieved reliability, but being descriptive (relying on signs and symptoms) its validity remains questionable. A compelling psychiatric diagnosis needs to be related to the brain. Only a neuroscientific psychiatric diagnosis that is valid and applicable to the brain can provide for future curative interventions for mental disorders.
NeuroAnalysis is a literature-based re-conceptualization of mental disorders as disturbances of brain organization.
Knowledge and awareness of the disease algorithms of mental disorders will become critical because powerful technologies for controlling brain activity are developing and becoming available.
The time will soon come when psychiatrists will be asked to define the exact ‘algorithms’ of disturbances in their psychiatric patients.
An old Chinese proverb states that “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name” we must start calling mental disorders based on their underlying brain disturbances.