What is the Vatican’s official view or sentiments about biological psychiatry? I know they have expressed in certain instances an appreciation for psychoanalysis(which is psychological theory and treatment very different than biological psychiatry). And in a somewhat recent statement of “World Day of the Sick” they said many things about the role of many factors in the causes to mental illness and they sounded fairly psychoanalytic and didn’t mention “biological” causes at all. So I’m curious what the Vatican thinks of biological psychiatry. I’ve spoken to enough psychoanalysts to know that biological psychiatry is very different from psychoanalysis.
What does the Vatican really think of biological psychiatry? Please if you could go into things in some detail I would appreciate it but only if you truly know the answer.