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PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-64

“There is No Such Thing as Society:” The Pervasive Myth of the Atomistic Individual in Psychology and Psychiatry


Department of Psychiatry, Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal; Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal Canada; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA; President, Canadian Association of Social Psychiatry (CASP), Canada; President-Elect, World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP)

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Prof. Vincenzo Di Nicola
Institut Universitaire en Sante Mentale de Montreal, 7401, rue Hochelaga, Montreal, Quebec H1N 3M5, Canada

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wsp.wsp_36_21

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The author follows up and replies to the three invited commentaries on his social psychiatry manifesto published in the first issue of World Social Psychiatry, emphasizing points of agreement with three practical examples of how research, practice, and policymaking can benefit from social psychiatry – or falter without implementing its powerful and relevant insights.


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