Sims Symptoms in the Mind Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology

Sims  Symptoms in the Mind  Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology
Author: Femi Oyebode
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2022-09
ISBN: 9780702085253
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sims Symptoms in the Mind Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

Psychopathology - the study of abnormal mental states - is a foundational discipline of psychiatry that is formidable to master. Since 1988, Sims' Symptoms in the Mind has been the leading introductory textbook in this area and provides the conceptual backbone needed by every psychiatrist in training. It defines and explains the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice. Now in its seventh edition, the text has been fully revised and updated by renowned psychiatry professor Femi Oyebode. It provides a masterful introduction to this difficult area that will challenge the reader intellectually, while at the same time supporting his or her learning. With a combination of accessible text and audiovisual materials in the online ebook, this is the standard postgraduate text for psychiatric trainees as well as a valued reference for academics, clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, allied health professionals, and researchers. Complete and practical overview of clinical psychopathology New chapter on the emerging area of abnormalities of aesthetic sense Expanded information on musical hallucinations, erotomania, abnormalities of the form of thinking, and the intriguing nature of gesture and its disturbance Online videos and podcasts covering interviewing techniques and tips Multiple choice questions and extended answers, offering different ways to learn Fully updated with new knowledge, concepts and theoretical and explanatory models

Sims Symptoms in the Mind Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology E Book

Sims  Symptoms in the Mind  Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology E Book
Author: Femi Oyebode
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2022-06-26
ISBN: 070208526X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sims Symptoms in the Mind Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology E Book Book Excerpt:

Psychopathology – the study of abnormal mental states – is a foundational discipline of psychiatry that is formidable to master. Since 1988, Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind has been the leading introductory textbook in this area and provides the conceptual backbone needed by every psychiatrist in training. It defines and explains the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice. Now in its seventh edition, the text has been fully revised and updated by renowned psychiatry professor Femi Oyebode. It provides a masterful introduction to this difficult area that will challenge the reader intellectually, while at the same time supporting his or her learning. With a combination of accessible text and audiovisual materials in the online ebook, this is the standard postgraduate text for psychiatric trainees as well as a valued reference for academics, clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, allied health professionals, and researchers. Complete and practical overview of clinical psychopathology New chapter on the emerging area of abnormalities of aesthetic sense Expanded information on musical hallucinations, erotomania, abnormalities of the form of thinking, and the intriguing nature of gesture and its disturbance Online videos and podcasts covering interviewing techniques and tips Multiple choice questions and extended answers, offering different ways to learn Fully updated with new knowledge, concepts and theoretical and explanatory models

Symptoms in the Mind

Symptoms in the Mind
Author: Andrew Sims
Publsiher: W B Saunders Company
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptoms in the Mind Book Excerpt:

This book gives a concise and comprehensive introduction to descriptive psychopathology - the basis of clinical psychiatry. There has been a revival of interest in this subject recently, stimulated chiefly by increasing emphasis on the importance of clinical skills in the training of psychiatrists. Psychopathology is a complicated subject, and this has become the standard current text in the field. The book acknowledges its roots in such distinguished predecessors as Karl Jasper's General Psychopathology but also links classical description with more modern work in psychology, sociology and the neurosciences. While written primarily for psychiatrists, particularly those in training, the book will also be of interest to those working in related mental health professions such as clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, mental health social work and occupational therapy.

Sims Symptoms in the Mind E Book

Sims  Symptoms in the Mind E Book
Author: Femi Oyebode
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014-08-17
ISBN: 0702055557
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sims Symptoms in the Mind E Book Book Excerpt:

SIMS' SYMPTOMS IN THE MIND has, since its first publication in 1988, become established as the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology, defining, clarifying and describing the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness seen in clinical practice. Now fully revised and updated, it offers essential reading for psychiatric trainees and an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all grades. It has also come to be widely appreciated by clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field. Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology not found anywhere else Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide source, including fiction, autobiography and clinical textbooks Fully updated throughout, taking account of advances in the understanding of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, revised legislation, changing classificatory concepts and evolving cultural aspects of psychiatry Improved presentation, including new chapter and key point summaries, will help those searching for quick information without losing the rich writing style for which the book is so well known and appreciated Bonus ancillary content, including: Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts) Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas

Symptoms in the Mind

Symptoms in the Mind
Author: A. C. P. Sims
Publsiher: Saunders Limited
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780702026270
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptoms in the Mind Book Excerpt:

The new Edition continues to provide a concise and comprehensive introduction to descriptive psychopathology--the basis of clinical psychiatry. New developments in this area, in particular neuro-imaging, have resulted in the linking of psychopathological symptoms to specific brain changes and these findings are included in the book. In addition, there is increased coverage of the controversial area of multiple personality syndrome. Symptoms in the Mind links classical description with more modern work in psychopathology. Is is also complementary to the US Standard DSM-IV.

New Perspectives in Psychopathology

New Perspectives in Psychopathology
Author: Diogo Telles-Correia,Elie Cheniaux
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 2889635511
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives in Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

Psychopathology

Psychopathology
Author: Eric Yu Hai Chen
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2022-08-05
ISBN: 9888754254
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

Psychopathology: An Empathic Representational Approach retraces the foundations of classical phenomenological psychopathology and integrates them with modern ideas drawn from anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, computational science, and evolutionary biology to synthesize a comprehensive framework and provide fresh insights. This book explores how the scientific concepts of ‘information and representation’ can be used to understand subjective mental phenomena and integrate them in empathic clinical dialogues during interactions with patients. It explores key issues in clinical psychopathology coherently and systematically, illustrates advanced topics in an accessible manner using clinical case examples, metaphors and clarifying diagrams, and directly links advanced conceptual frameworks with pragmatic skills in the clinical dialogue process. This volume is aimed at a broad audience of mental health professionals, researchers, and students in psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Its interdisciplinary treatment of the subject will also interest biologists, anthropologists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. ‘In this tour de force, Eric Chen integrates philosophical perspectives with current themes in brain sciences to explain how we experience our environments, ourselves, and each other. An exhilarating framework for modern psychopathological inquiry, this is a must-read for anyone curious about the mind and how it can go awry.’ —Peter B. Jones, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge ‘Eric Chen has created a work that conceptually connects psychopathology to relevant disciplines in biology, evolution, cognition, linguistics, clinical psychiatry, and computational/information domains. It will certainly encourage in-depth reflections and stimulate research in clinical psychopathology.’ —Peter Falkai, Chair of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Munich ‘In the face of social, cultural, and biological changes, psychopathology needs periodic revision. Professor Chen addresses the complexities of this unique task with an original and scholarly approach that will stimulate both clinicians and researchers.’ —Ivana S. Marková, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hull

The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology

The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology
Author: Giovanni Stanghellini,Matthew Broome,Andrea Raballo,Anthony Vincent Fernandez,Paolo Fusar-Poli,René Rosfort
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1217
Release: 2019
ISBN: 019880315X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

The field of phenomenological psychopathology (PP) is concerned with exploring and describing the individual experience of those suffering from mental disorders. The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology is the first ever comprehensive review of the field.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorders
Author: Oliver Freudenreich
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN: 3030294501
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotic Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book provides clear and concise guidance for clinicians when they encounter a patient with psychosis, starting with the medical work-up to arrive at a diagnosis and ending with the comprehensive care for patients with established schizophrenia. It covers the optimal use of medications (emphasizing safe use) but also addresses other treatment approaches (psychological treatments, rehabilitation) and the larger societal context of care, including how to work effectively in complex systems. It uniquely condenses the literature into teaching points without simplifying too much, effectively serving as a learning tool for trainees and professionals. For this second edition, the book was extensively updated and its content expanded, with new figures as well. Each chapter begins with an initial summary and includes Tips and Key Points in text boxes. Each chapter also includes links to external websites and additional readings. The book contains clinical and practical wisdom for clinicians who are treating real patients at the front lines, setting it apart from all other texts. Psychotic Disorders is an excellent resource for medical students, early career professionals such as trainees and fellows, and related clinicians seeking additional training and resources, including those in psychiatry, psychology, neurology, and all others.

The MRCPsych Study Manual

The MRCPsych Study Manual
Author: Ben Green
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1315357488
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MRCPsych Study Manual Book Excerpt:

This manual is for busy clinicians and managers. It can help to improve the quality of care by explaining how to apply guidelines in a wide variety of clinical settings. Case studies written by the protagonists themselves describe the experiences of using guidelines in treating a wide range of conditions in primary and secondary care. The final sections collate the lessons learnt from these examples and propose practical solutions that can be applied in everyday clinical care by doctors nurses professionals allied to medicine and healthcare managers.

Fundamentals of Psychiatry for Health Care Professionals

Fundamentals of Psychiatry for Health Care Professionals
Author: Roberto Cavallaro,Cristina Colombo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3031077156
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Psychiatry for Health Care Professionals Book Excerpt:

The book provides all the relevant information to understand the mental illness through psychopathology, global clinical manifestations and clinical patterns. It equips the reader with the basic knowledge to identify psychiatric conditions occurring alone or in the context of other medical illnesses, to distinguish health psychology and psychiatry, and to know what to do, how to do it, and how to communicate with the patient and to cooperate with the psychiatrist. The core chapters are dedicated to mental disorders diagnosed according to the DSM V, and are organized in sub-chapters with key feature boxes and schemes that will allow the global comprehension of the mental disorder and its clinical management. The work includes also a general chapter on psychopathology and one on psychopharmacology presenting the practical information about suggested doses, side effects, drug interactions and warnings for the main psychotropics. The final chapter deals with forensic and legal aspects. Fundamentals of Psychiatry for Health Care Professionals will appeal to a wide readership, from post graduate professionals who want to broaden their clinical knowledge of psychiatry to medical students and students of the health degree courses like Physiotherapy, Psychology, Nursing, or Dentistry.

Essentials of Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing First Edition

Essentials of Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing  First Edition
Author: Rajesh Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier India
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 813125478X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing First Edition Book Excerpt:

Text Box: Vital information on selected topics is structured in text boxes. Brief, concise and lucid summary on key topics facilitate ease of learning. Clinical Experts: The editor have managed to persuade clinical experts to give their insight in writing common reported psychiatric disorders, making this a comprehensive psychiatry text. Practical Examples: The book contains examples from routine clinical scenarios, making it more attention-grabbing to read and understand to readers. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs): A set of multiple-choice questions included, placed at the end of each chapter. These will be helpful for students and can be used as a quick revision tools during examination. Appendices: An entire section of common psychiatric nursing procedures has been added, making this a more comprehensive to read. Nursing Care Plan: Common and major psychiatric disorders are supplemented with nursing care plans. It can be beneficial and used as ready reference templets by nursing students to plan and write nursing care plan in clinical setting. Updated Text: Text book contains recent updates and trends in psychiatry, making reader to aware of current change in the field.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
Author: Tom Dening,Alan Thomas,Robert Stewart,John-Paul Taylor
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 0192534149
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Third Edition, has been thoroughly updated to keep pace with the developments that have taken place in old age psychiatry since publication of the Second Edition in 2013, including the publication of the DSM-5/ICD-11 classification criteria. The Third Edition also includes new chapters on the ageing brain; the experience of dementia; carers' issues; biomarkers; and old age psychiatry in low- and middle-income countries. This new edition introduces two new co-editors, Robert Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Clinical Informatics at King's College London (and a Co-Editor of Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology), and John-Paul Taylor, Professor of Translational Dementia Research at Newcastle University. Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, this comprehensive resource is an essential reference for old age psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other clinicians who are interested in the mental health care of older people.

The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse

The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse
Author: Guilherme Messas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 3030627241
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse Book Excerpt:

This book contributes to one of the most challenging areas of mental health: substance misuse. Its focus is on the psychopathological experiences associated with it: both the consequences of substance misuse and the existential vulnerabilities that lead to it, even if such a clear-cut distinction is rarely possible. The work brings an innovative perspective to the issue, as it draws on two scientific fields whose association has not yet been fully explored: phenomenological psychopathology and substance misuse studies. The association of these two perspectives could build a greater understanding of this important topic and be of practical help to a wide array of professionals in their clinical practice. The structure of the book is inspired by this overall perspective. Its division into three parts is designed to introduce the reader, in a stepwise manner, to the complexities of the theme, based on the latest advances in the specific literature. The broad objective of this work is therefore to offer a useful instrument for mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, undergraduate students of these disciplines, and all substance abuse workers.

Autonomy Enactivism and Mental Disorder

Autonomy  Enactivism  and Mental Disorder
Author: Michelle Maiese
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1000609626
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomy Enactivism and Mental Disorder Book Excerpt:

This book brings together insights from the enactivist approach in philosophy of mind and existing work on autonomous agency from both philosophy of action and feminist philosophy. It then utilizes this proposed account of autonomous agency to make sense of the impairments in agency that commonly occur in cases of dissociative identity disorder, mood disorders, and psychopathy. While much of the existing philosophical work on autonomy focuses on threats that come from outside the agent, this book addresses how inner conflict, instability of character, or motivational issues can disrupt agency. In the first half of the book, the author conceptualizes what it means to be self-governing and to exercise autonomous agency. In the second half, she investigates the extent to which agents with various forms of mental disorder are capable of exercising autonomy. In her view, many forms of mental disorder involve disruptions to self-governance, so that agents lack sufficient control over their intentional behavior or are unable to formulate and execute coherent action plans. However, this does not mean that they are utterly incapable of autonomous agency; rather, their ability to exercise this capacity is compromised in important respects. Understanding these agential impairments can help to deepen our understanding of what it means to exercise autonomy, and also devise more effective treatments that restore subjects’ agency. Autonomy, Enactivism, and Mental Disorder will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, philosophy of psychiatry, and feminist philosophy.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Author: Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303086541X
Category: Clinical health psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This book was the end product of life experiences, thoughts and intellectual wanderings of the author, who through his career and for the last twenty years was always serving all the three aspects of a Psychiatrist: He is a clinician, a researcher and an academic teacher. The book includes a comprehensive history of Psychiatry since antiquity and until today, with an emphasis not only on main events but also specifically and with much detail and explanations, on the chain of events that led to a particular development. At the center of this work is the question "what is mental illness?" and "does free will exist?" These are questions which tantalize Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, patients and their families and the sensitive and educated lay persons alike. Thus, the book includes a comprehensive review and systematic elaboration on the definition and the concept of mental illness, a detailed discussion on the issue of free will as well as the state of the art of contemporary Psychiatry and the socio-political currents it has provoked. Finally the book includes a description of the academic, social and professional status of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists and a view of future needs and possible developments. A last moment addition was the chapter on conspiracy theories, as a consequence of the experience with the social media and the public response to the COVID-19 outbreak which coincided with the final stage of the preparation of the book. Their study is an excellent opportunity to dig deep into the relation among human psychology, mental health, the society and politics and to swim in intellectually dangerous waters

Diagnosing Madness

Diagnosing Madness
Author: Christina Hanganu-Bresch,Carol Berkenkotter
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1643360264
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnosing Madness Book Excerpt:

Diagnosing Madness is a study of the linguistic negotiations at the heart of mental illness identification and patient diagnosis. Through an examination of individual psychiatric case records from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Cristina Hanganu-Bresch and Carol Berkenkotter show how the work of psychiatry was navigated by patients, families, doctors, the general public, and the legal system. The results of examining those involved and their interactions show that the psychiatrist's task became one of constant persuasion, producing arguments surrounding diagnosis and asylum confinement that attempted to reconcile shifting definitions of disease and to respond to sociocultural pressures. By studying patient cases, the emerging literature of confinement, and patient accounts viewed alongside institutional records, the authors trace the evolving rhetoric of psychiatric disease, its impact on the treatment of patients, its implications for our contemporary understanding of mental illness, and the identity of the psychiatric patient. Diagnosing Madness helps elucidate the larger rhetorical forces that contributed to the eventual decline of the asylum and highlights the struggle for the professionalization of psychiatry.

Delusions in Context

Delusions in Context
Author: Lisa Bortolotti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2018-10-05
ISBN: 3319972022
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delusions in Context Book Excerpt:

This open access book offers an exploration of delusions—unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people’s lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is different from that of the people around us.

A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis

A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis
Author: Johanna Badcock,Georgie Paulik-White
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN: 0128150130
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis Book Excerpt:

This practical guide outlines the latest advances in understanding and treating psychotic symptoms and disorders, articulating step-by-step the clinical skills and knowledge required to effectively treat this patient population. A Clinical Introduction to Psychosis takes an evidence-based approach that encourages a wider perspective on clinical practice, with chapters covering stigma and bias, cultural factors, the importance of social functioning, physical health, sleep, and more. A broad array of treatment modalities are discussed, including cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive remediation, psychosocial interventions, trauma-informed therapies, and recovery-oriented practice. The book also provides a concise overview of the latest advances regarding cognitive profiles in people with psychotic disorders, the developmental progression of cognitive abilities, and the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction. The book additionally familiarizes readers with issues and controversies surrounding diagnostic classification, transdiagnostic expression, and dimensional assessment of symptoms in psychosis. Provides treatment and assessment methods for psychotic symptoms and disorders Looks at how psychosis develops and the impact of stigma on clinicians and clients Studies the links between trauma, PTSD, and psychosis, as well as sleep and psychosis Covers digital technologies for treating and assessing psychosis Outlines strategies for treating visual and auditory hallucinations Examines how to incorporate consumer and clinician perspectives in clinical practice

Dementia and Literature

Dementia and Literature
Author: Tess Maginess
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN: 1351798634
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dementia and Literature Book Excerpt:

Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time. This cross-disciplinary volume explores how engaging with dementia through its myriad literary representations can help to deepen and humanise attitudes to people living with the condition. Offering and interrogating a wide array of perspectives about how dementia might be ‘imagined’, this book allows us to see how different ways of being can inflect one another. By drawing on the ‘lived’ experience of the individual unique person and their loved ones, literature can contribute to a deeper and more compassionate and more liberating attitude to a phenomenon that is both natural and unnatural. Novels, plays and stories reveal a rich panoply of responses ranging from the tragic to the comic, allowing us to understand that people with dementia often offer us models of humour, courage and resilience, and carers can also embody a range of responses from rigidity to compassion. Dementia and Literature problematises the subject of dementia, encouraging us all to question our own hegemonies critically and creatively. Drawing on literary studies, cultural studies, education, clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing and gerontology, this book is a fascinating contribution to the emerging area of the medical and health humanities. The book will be of interest to those living with dementia and their caregivers as well as to the academic community and policy makers.