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Preface Preface to the Ninth German Edition Introduction AMP Founding Members AMP/AMDP System Chair AMDP Registered Association Chair AMDP Revision Group (9th edition) 1 Introduction 1.1 Overall Structure of the AMDP System 1.2 Representation of Individual Symptoms in the Manual 1.3 Requirements for Use 1.3.1 General Requirements for Use 1.3.2 AMDP Training Seminars 1.4 Recording Basics 1.4.1 General Considerations 1.4.2 Assessment Basics 1.4.3 Time Frame of Assessment Period 1.4.4 Documentation 1.5 The Formal Logic of the Decision-Making Process 1.5.1 Evaluation Level 1: Accessibility and Nonaccessibility 1.5.2 Evaluation Level 2: Degree of Certainty Over Presence or Absence of a Symptom 1.5.3 Evaluation Level 3: Presence 1.5.4 Evaluation Level 4: Degree of Severity 1.6 Data Processing 1.7 The AMDP Personal History 2. Psychopathological Findings 2.1 Preliminary Notes 2.2 Disorders of Consciousness 2.3 Disturbances of Orientation 2.4 Disturbances of Attention and Memory 2.5 Formal Thought Disorder 2.6 Worries and Compulsions 2.7 Delusions 2.8 Disorders of Perception 2.9 Ego (Boundary) Disturbances 2.10 Disturbances of Affect 2.11 Disturbances of Drive and Psychomotor Activity 2.12 Circadian Disturbances 2.13 Other Disturbances 2.14 Additional Psychopathological Items (ZP1-ZP11) 3 Somatic Findings 3.1 Disturbances of Sleep and Vigilance 3.2 Appetitive Disturbances 3.3 Gastrointestinal Disturbances 3.4 Cardiac-Respiratory Disturbances 3.5 Other Autonomic Disturbances 3.6 Other Somatic Disturbances 3.7 Neurological Disturbances 3.8 Additional Somatic Items (ZS1-ZS3) Literature Appendices Appendix A: Documentation Form Appendix B: English, German, and French Labels of the AMDP Symptoms Appendix C: AMDP Syndromes Index

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Matthew R. Broome, PhD, MRCPsych, is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health and Director at the Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK; Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK. Matthew is a founding member of the Maudsley Philosophy Group. Ronald Bottlender, MD, PhD, is the Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Markische Kliniken, Ludenscheid, Germany, assistant professor, University of Bochum and lecturer, University of Bonn, Germany. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles on psychosis, affective disorders, amongst others. Michael Roesler, MD, PhD, is the Head of the Institute of forensic Psychiatry, Homburg/Saarland, Germany, and Emeritus Professor at the University of the Saarland, Germany. During the last decades he has been engaged in adult ADHD research. He is the current Chair of the Association of Methodology and Documentation in Psychiatry (AMDP). Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry and the Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland. He has published more than 600 papers and books, especially in the field of psychopathology and clinical assessment. He was previously the Chair of the AMDP 2006-2012.

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