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Descriptive Psychopathology


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Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Present, Past, and Future: 1. Beyond the DSM and ICD - a rationale for understanding and using descriptive psychopathology; 2. A history of psychiatric classification; 3. The brain and psychopathology; Part II. The Neuropsychiatic Evaluation: 4. The neuropsychiatic evaluation - principles of descriptive psychopathology and the diagnostic process; 5. The neuropsychiatic evaluation - examination style, structure, and technique; Part III. Examination Domains: 6. Psychopathology of everyday behavior and general appearance; 7. Disturbances of motor function; 8. Disturbances in emotional experience; 9. Disturbances in speech and language; 10. Perceptual disturbances; 11. Delusions and abnormal thought content; 12. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors; 13. Cognitive testing and the psychopathology of cognitive dysfunction; 14. Personality; 15. Abnormal trait behaviors: personality disorder; Part IV. Evidence-based Classification: 16. Evidence-based classification; References; Index.

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Provides a broad review of the psychopathology of psychiatric illness, beyond the limitations of the DSM and ICD criteria.

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Michael Alan Taylor is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Nutan Atre Vaidya is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Illinois, USA.


'As a psychiatric resident, I feel fortunate to have read this book early in my career to help shape the way I learn psychiatry and to care for patients with brain disease. The book is very complete in its description of various psychiatric disorders and should be recommended to psychiatric and neurology residents in training.' Aaron Plattner, Rush University Medical Centre

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