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ESSAY: Dyspraxia, Personality, Pathology Toward a Neuro-functional Clinical Theory

January 10th, 2010 by Robert DePaolo | Posted in Disorders and Pathologies | No Comments » | 5,650 views | Print this Article


This article discusses aspects of personality function and psychopathology in terms of neural coordination, specifically with regard to the orchestration of excitation and inhibition networks in the brain. The idea is proposed that human experience, including reason, emotion and attribution is a function of a neural coordination/summation process. As a corollary, it is suggested that the field of clinical psychology might be streamlined with respect to personality typologies, diagnosis and treatment and that ultimately disorders can be considered under the rubric of psychological dyspraxia.

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