Volume 17 · Number 2 · Pages 165–169
Enactive Psychiatry or Existential Psychiatry?

Enara García

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Abstract: In Enactive Psychiatry, de Haan puts forward the enactive approach as a promising theory to solve the integration problem in psychiatry by articulating the physiological, socio-cultural, experiential, and existential dimensions of human sense-making. The author provides a valuable and accessible introduction to the enactive theory, a rich analysis of the classical descriptivist-normativist debate, and a guideline for personalized diagnosis. However, the addition of the existential dimension to the enactive theory adds (ad hoc) tensions with regard to the life-mind approach.


García E. (2022) Enactive psychiatry or existential psychiatry? Constructivist Foundations 17(2): 165–169. https://constructivist.info/17/2/165

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