Delusional Disorder

Author: Alistair Munro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139427326
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Delusional disorder, once termed paranoia, was an important diagnosis in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and only in 1987 was it reintroduced into modern psychiatric diagnosis after being subsumed with schizophrenia. This book provides a comprehensive review of delusional disorder for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Beginning with the emergence of the concept of delusional disorder, the book goes on to detail its manifold presentations, differential diagnosis and treatment. Many instructive case histories are provided, illustrating manifestations of the various subtypes of delusional disorder, and related conditions in the paranoid spectrum. This is the most wide-ranging and authoritative text on the subject to have appeared for many years, and the first to suggest, based on the author's extensive experience, that the category of delusional disorder should contain not one but several conditions. It also emphasizes that, contrary to traditional belief, delusional disorder is a treatable illness.

Paranoia

Author: Daniel Freeman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781841695228
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Paranoia is the suspicion that other intend to cause you harm. It is a common experience in the general population, though often overlooked. In its most severe form, paranoia occurs as persecutory delusions. Paranoia, written by leading researchers in this field, is the first cognitive psychology book to have persecutory delusions as its focus. Scholarly, comprehensive and illustrated by clinical examples throughout, this study defines the phenomena in detail and analyses the content of persecutory delusions. It reviews previous psychological writings, explores the relationship between psychosis and neurosis, reports on innovative empirical studies with patients, and highlights future essential research directions. Paranoiaoutlines a new theoretical model of the formation and maintenance of persecutory delusions, providing an excellent guide to this important clinical topic. It will be of great interest and use to all psychiatrists and clinical psychologists who work in this field.

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912718
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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

Freud Revisited

Author: R. Horrocks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333985443
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Freud Revisited sees Freud as one of the last great exponents of Enlightenment rationalism; yet he also forms part of modernism - which shattered traditional forms in art - and he leads forward to certain postmodern ideas. The book examines some of Freud's themes which remain challenging and relevant today - for example, psychoanalysis as a form of narrative-construction, the creative nature of memory, the revolutionary nature of the knowledge gained through psychotherapy, and the unconscious, which subverts any notion of stable human identity.

The Politics of Principle

Author: Theunis Roux
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110701364X
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Uses a single-country case study to enrich research on the role of constitutional courts in new democracies.

Whispers

Author: Ronald K. Siegel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684802856
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Describes the actual experiences and delusions of those suffering from paranoia, and looks at how drug addiction, prison, organized crime, and terrorism can cause these symptoms

The Disordered Mind

Author: George Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135160139
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"George Graham is contemporary philosophy’s most gifted and humane writer. The Disordered Mind is a wise, deep, and thorough inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the various ‘creaks, cracks, and crevices’ into which it is prone sometimes to wander." Owen Flanagan, Duke University, USA "The book is a success, it is consistently insightful and humane, and conveys a clear understanding not only of relevant philosophical topics, but also of a much more difficult issue, the relevance of those topics to understanding mental illness." Philip Gerrans, University of Adelaide, Australia "The Disordered Mind is a must read for anyone who is a psychiatrist, psychologist, philosopher, neurologist, or mental health worker. Indeed, it is a must read for any thoughtful person who simply desires to understand more deeply and more realistically the workings of their own mind as well as the workings of the human mind in general." Richard Garrett, Bentley University, USA Mental disorder raises profound questions about the nature of the mind. The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness is the first book to systematically examine and explain, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: What is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? What roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? What makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? Mental disorder and the mind–body problem Is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? Addiction, responsibility and compulsion Ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in both a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Additional features, such as chapter summaries and annotated further reading, provide helpful tools for those coming to the subject for the first time. Throughout, George Graham draws expertly on issues that cut across philosophy, science, and psychiatry. As such, The Disordered Mind is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions. PHILOSOPHY/PSYCHOLOGY

Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Author: Michael G. Gelder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192625007
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This third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry has been revised extensively to take account of new knowledge and advances in practice reported since the publication of the second edition. It has been revised and reorganized to incorporate the latest revisions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) and of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSMIV). The most significantly altered sections of the book are Chapter 6, which is now concerned with stress-related and adjustment disorders, Chapter 17, on drugs and other physical treatments, Chapter 18, on psychological treatments, and Chapter 19, in which the account of psychiatric services has been revised extensively. Elsewhere , necessary changes have been made to bring the book up to date while preserving the original clinical descriptions.

Lectures on Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Emil Kraepelin
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"This book presents various lectures in the field of clinical psychiatry. It is the author's intent to preserve, in a measure, the impressions of a school term's clinical work. In these lectures, the diagnostic point of view is kept in the foreground, the author being convinced of its fundamental importance, not only to our scientific ideas, but also as affecting the advice given in medical practice and methods of treatment adopted by practitioners. The aim of the lectures is to be a guide to the clinical investigation of those with mental disorders"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

Understanding Psychosis

Author: Joachim Küchenhoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351025929
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Do psychotic disorders make sense? Are psychotic symptoms amenable to interpretation? Psychoanalytic clinicians and scholars have outlined theoretical and therapeutic pathways to psychotic illnesses. In Understanding Psychosis: A Psychoanalytic Approach, these pathways are integrated into a genuine factor model that allows us to systematically assess the relevant psychodynamic dimensions in the diagnosis of psychotic disorders, and serves as a guide to psychotherapy with psychotically ill patients. ? For more than a century, psychoanalysis has contributed widely to an understanding of psychotic experience and dynamics. This book reviews and integrates the various concepts into a multi-dimensional psychodynamic model that allows us to assess and understand the patient’s subjective experience, objective psychological capabilities, and interpersonal resources. It helps the therapist to find a basic attitude in working psychodynamically with psychotic patients and to understand the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship. Specific issues addressed include: understanding imminent crises or precursor states, elucidating semiotic qualities in seemingly negative symptoms, differentiating the psychotic and a non-psychotic part of the personality, providing a dynamic approach to the psychopharmacological treatment. ? Understanding Psychosis will be of great use to psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. It will also appeal to psychologists and postgraduate students and academics in the fields of psychotherapy, psychiatry and psychoanalysis for psychosis.