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Among the scientific disciplines that have contributed to the knowledge of the etiology of psychiatric disorders, we can distinguish the following main groups: clinical research and epidemiology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and neuropathology, experimental psychology, ethology and psychoanalysis. This section discusses (in turn) each, with the following cases: in the solution of the problems which the etiology can help the discipline, how do each discipline attempts to find an appropriate solution, whether connected with any special difficulties application of its methods to mental disorders?

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