Biological vs Psychosocial explanation of disease – impact on empathy Original article: Effects of biological explanations for mental disorderson clinicians” empathyMatthew S. Lebowitz1 and Woo-kyoung Ahn; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America “Significance:;This suggests that biological explanations might actually decrease empathy. Indeed we find that biological explanations significantly reduce clinicians” empathy. This is alarming because clinicians” empathy is important for the therapeutic alliance between mental health providers and patients and significantly predicts positive clinical outcomes.” ;