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April 24, 2019

The Two Cultures of Computational Psychiatry

Author Affiliations
  • 1Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • 2Division of Schizophrenia Research, University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 4Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(6):563-564. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0231

Computational psychiatry is a rapidly growing field that uses tools from cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and machine learning to address difficult psychiatric questions. Its great promise is that these tools will improve psychiatric diagnosis and treatment while also helping to explain the causes of psychiatric illness.1-3

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