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Tautology as Causality: Challenging the Assumptions That Underlie Our Expertise

Demian Rose, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences • UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of the "trap of meaning," how it applies to making sense of complex states and systems, and how it informs structural biases about what is adaptive and normal
  • Clarify and question the assumptions underlying stability and causation in psychiatry, and deduce how they reinforce an "argument from authority" paradigm of treatment
  • Move from a diagnostic paradigm to a management paradigm, to truly center patient experience as the primary outcome


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and therapists who participate in this activity.

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