Diagnostic Interviewing

Author: Michel Hersen,Samuel M. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475723237

Category: Psychology

Page: 401

View: 3510

Perhaps the most difficult milestone in a young clinician's career is the completion of the first interview. For the typical trainee, the endeavor is fraught with apprehen sion and with some degree of dread. If the interview goes weIl, there is consider able rejoicing; if it goes badly, much consternation results. Irrespective of the amount of preparation that has taken place before the interview, the neophyte will justifiably remain nervous about this endeavor. Thus, the first edition of Diagnostic Interviewing was devoted to providing a clear outline for the student in tackling a large variety of patients in the interview setting. In consideration of the positive response to the first edition of Diagnostic Interviewing, published in 1985, we and our editor at Plenum Press, Eliot Werner, decided that it was time to update the material. However, the basic premise that a book of this nature needs to encompass theoretical rationale, clinical description, and the pragmatics of "how to" once again has been followed. And, as in the case of the first edition, this second edition does not represent the cat's being skinned in yet another way. Quite to the contrary, we still believe that our students truly need to read the material covered herein with considerable care, and once again the book is dedicated to them. We are particularly concerned that in the clinieal education of our graduate students, interviewing has been given short shrift.


Bridging the Gap Between Neuroscience, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry

Author: Avi Peled

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134057792

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 4403

NeuroAnalysis investigates using the neural network and neural computation models to bridge the divide between psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience when diagnosing mental health disorders and prescribing treatment. Avi Peled builds on Freud's early attempts to explain the neural basis of mental health by introducing neural computation as a bridging science to explain psychiatric disorders. Peled describes the brain as a complex system of interconnected units and goes on to suggest that conscious experience, feelings, and mood are emergent properties arising from these complex organisations. This model describes mental health disorders in terms of perturbation to the optimal brain organisation, and demonstrates how particular disorders can be identified through a specific breakdown pattern of the brain’s organisation. This fresh approach to the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders will interest students, professors, and researchers of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and their related fields.

Early Intervention in Psychotic Disorders

Author: Tandy Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792367499

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 351

The papers presented here, written by experts from all parts of the globe, describe efforts that represent a revolutionary moment in the treatment of schizophrenia disorders as, with caution, we begin to shift the standard of treatment toward early intervention and prevention. Contributions are organised according to the early course of psychosis. The book is of critical importance to anyone interested in psychotic disorders and the revolutionary impact that the field of early detection and intervention is having on traditional conceptualisations of psychotic illness.


The - Schizophrenic - Laid Bare: Psychosis, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Split Personality

Author: Carol Franklin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530832477


Page: 48

View: 651

The first thing many people think of when they hear the word schizophrenia is of a violent criminal with two, or maybe even more personalities. They will probably imagine someone walking down the street talking to themselves, ready to strike out at a moment's notice. In fact, approximately one percent of the population are schizophrenics and very few of these have violent tendencies. They can, however, have psychotic episodes in which they experience hallucinations and delude themselves into believing something which could not possibly be real. These episodes can be terrifying to witness but are unlikely to involve any violence; they can be just as terrifying for the person suffering with schizophrenia. Understanding the disorder will enable people to support those who suffer from the disorder and will instil compassion instead of fear. This book will help anyone to understand the symptoms and issues facing someone with schizophrenia and how they can be treated: Learn what schizophrenia actually is. Discover the history of the disorder and the causes, as well as the early warning signs. Explore and understand the key traits which schizophrenics display. Understand the different types of schizophrenia and the treatment prospects for this disorder. Delve into the myth that Split personality or multiple personalities disorders are the same as schizophrenia and how he two disorders are related. Gain an insight into what psychosis is and how this relates to the schizophrenic Find out a range of useful tips to help someone suffering from schizophrenia and how best to support them and yourself. Use this book to enlighten yourself and your friends; your understanding will enable you to offer compassion and support to a sufferer, instead of fear and anger. Just think how grateful you would be for that if it was you struggling with the effects of schizophrenia.

Understanding Abnormal Behavior

Author: David Sue,Derald Wing Sue,Stanley Sue,Diane M. Sue

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537602

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

View: 3600

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition, is a balanced, clear introduction to abnormal psychology. Fully updated to reflect the new DSM-5, the new edition features the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, which visually and conceptually explains how mental illnesses are caused. Throughout the book, a focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to today's college students. Overall, the book presents an evenhanded treatment of abnormal psychology as both a scientific and a clinical endeavor. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Understanding and Helping Your Partner

Author: Julie A. Fast,John Preston

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822206

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2054

Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner’s disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur. This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment. As a supportive partner, you deserve support yourself. This book will help you create a more balanced, fulfilling relationship. Improve your relationship by learning how to: Identify your partner’s symptom triggers so you can prevent episodes Improve communication by stopping irrational “bipolar conversations” Handle your partner’s emotional ups and downs Foster closeness and connection with your partner

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

Author: Claudia Kalb

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214669


Page: 320

View: 7824

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation.

ABC of Mental Health

Author: Teifion Davies,Tom Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444316990

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 8165

Mental health services have changed completely in the UK, and the new edition of ABC of Mental Health has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect this. Providing clear practical advice on how to recognise, diagnose and manage mental disorders successfully and safely, with sections on selecting drugs and psychological treatments, and improving compliance, ABC of Mental Health also contains information on the major categories of mental health disorders, the mental health needs of vulnerable groups (such as the elderly, children, homeless and ethnic minorities) and the psychological treatments. Fully up to date with recent mental health legislation, this new edition is as comprehensive as it is invaluable. By covering the mental health needs of special groups, this ABC equips GPs, hospital doctors, nurses, counsellors and social workers with all the information they need for the day to day management of patients with mental health problems.

Life Writing and Schizophrenia

Encounters at the Edge of Meaning

Author: Mary Elene Wood

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 940120943X

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

View: 8051

How do you write your life story when readers expect you not to make sense? How do you write a case history that makes sense when, face to face with schizophrenia, your ability to tell a diagnostic story begins to fall apart? This book examines work in several genres of life writing–autobiography, memoir, case history, autobiographical fiction–focused either on what it means to live with schizophrenia or what it means to understand and ‘treat’ people who have received that diagnosis. Challenging the romanticized connection between literature and madness, Life Writing and Schizophrenia explores how writers who hear voices and experience delusions write their identities into narrative, despite popular and medical representations of schizophrenia as chaos, violence, and incoherence. The study juxtaposes these narratives to case histories by clinicians writing their encounters with those diagnosed with schizophrenia, encounters that call their own narrative authority and coherence into question. Mary Wood is the author of The Writing on the Wall: Women’s Autobiography and the Asylum (University of Illinois Press, 1994) and has published articles on autobiography, case history, literature and psychiatry, and narrative ethics in Narrative, British Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, and American Literary Realism. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Oregon.

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A True Story About Schizophrenia

Author: Sandra Allen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501134051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1076

Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was “crazy,” that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over sixty, single-spaced pages, the often incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a “true story” about being “labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,” and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Allen translates her uncle’s autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Lacing Bob’s narrative with chapters providing greater contextualization, Allen also shares background information about her family, the culturally explosive time and place of her uncle’s formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable.

Conditions in Occupational Therapy

Effect on Occupational Performance

Author: Ben Atchison,Diane K. Dirette

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754873

Category: Medical

Page: 385

View: 4684

This Third Edition focuses on chronic health problems and their impact on an individual's physical, cognitive, psychological, and social capabilities. Readers learn how the patient's age, life tasks, and living environment affect occupational therapy needs, and how to determine what occupational therapy services to provide. Chapters present the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and progression of conditions frequently encountered in practice. Case studies at the end of every chapter help students apply the content to real-life clinical situations. This edition includes new chapters on anxiety disorders and cardiopulmonary disorders. The expanded art program includes more photos, drawings, charts, and graphs.

Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

A Family Manual

Author: E. Fuller Torrey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006236443X

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 2745

Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition. Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers.

The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia

Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life

Author: Kim T. Mueser,Susan Gingerich

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237809

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 7276

Will the person you love ever get better? Chances are you've grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents, children, siblings, and partners. Whether you’re facing schizophrenia for the first time or you’ve dealt with its impact for years, you’ll discover innovative ways to handle challenges that arise over the course of treatment, from reducing the chances of relapse to making friends and finding work. Recovery isn't an endpoint--it's a lifelong journey. With love, hope, and realistic optimism, striving for it can lead to a richer, more rewarding life for your entire family. Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141975350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5493

'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

Popular Psychology

An Encyclopedia

Author: Luis A. Cordón

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324574

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 648

Entries cover a variety of topics in the field of popular psychology, including acupuncture, emotional intelligence, brainwashing, chemical inbalance, and seasonal affective disorder.

Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology

Scientific Foundations of the DSM-V and ICD-11

Author: Theodore Millon,Robert F. Krueger,Erik Simonsen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235338

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

View: 2028

This forward-thinking volume grapples with critical questions surrounding the mechanisms underlying mental disorders and the systems used for classifying them. Edited and written by leading international authorities, many of whom are actively involved with the development of DSM-V and ICD-11, the book integrates biological and psychosocial perspectives. It provides balanced analyses of such issues as the role of social context and culture in psychopathology and the pros and cons of categorical versus dimensional approaches to diagnosis. Cutting-edge diagnostic instruments and research methods are reviewed. Throughout, contributors highlight the implications of current theoretical and empirical advances for understanding real-world clinical problems and developing more effective treatments.

Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

A Family Manual

Author: E. Fuller Torrey

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062268853

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 2038

Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition. Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers.

Personal Recovery and Mental Illness

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Mike Slade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521746582

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 1068

Focuses on a shift away from traditional clinical preoccupations towards new priorities of supporting the patient.

Lost Marbles

Insights Into My Life with Depression & Bipolar

Author: Natasha Tracy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539409144


Page: 252

View: 850

Understanding what it's truly like to live with bipolar disorder or depression is almost impossible if you haven't experienced it; and yet, that's what Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression and Bipolar does - it shows the unvarnished reality of living with a serious mental illness to help the mentally ill and those who love them understand the inner workings and how to fight these complex disorders. Lost Marbles straddles the line between self-help and memoir detailing real-life experiences that drive tips that work when life includes a mental illness. Improve your life or the life of a person you love with informative and experienced new takes on: Thinking like a person with bipolar or depression What the elevated mood of bipolar disorder feels like Medication issues, including detailed information on choosing (or not choosing) a specific medication The realities of suicide and suicide attempts How to live better with a serious mental illness How dealing with mental illness encourages a form of wisdom Called a book that will "certainly save lives," whether you have a mental illness or you love someone who does, Lost Marbles will help you fathom the seemingly-impossible world of bipolar or depressive disorder and arm you with the tools to improve quality of life.