Neural Networks and Psychopathology

Connectionist Models in Practice and Research

Research on connectionist models is one of the most exciting areas in cognitive science, and neural network models of psychopathology have immediate theoretical and empirical appeal. The contributors to this pioneering book review theoretical, historical and clinical issues, including the contribution of neural network models to diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. The text presents models for a range of disorders, including schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disassociative phenomena, autism, and Alzheimer's disease. This volume will be read with interest by psychiatrists, psychologists and other clinicians and researchers in psychopathology. Additionally, it will appeal to those working in the fields of cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and particularly those interested in neural network or connectionist models.