1st Edition

Points of View Stories of Psychopathology

By James E. Mitchell Copyright 2001
    242 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Points of View is desingned to provide students at various levels of experience and training with illustrative examples of individuals with different forms of psychopathology. The work is designed primarily for students who are studying descriptive psychopathology, including psychiatric residents, medical students on psychiatry rotations graduate students in psychology, or students in various related mental health fields, including psychiatric nursing, social work, and school counseling. The stories are written to illustrate the key elements of psychopathology for these various disorders.<br> Each is written from two perspectives: the perspective of the individual who has the disorder, and the perspective of someone else in their environment (e.g. a family member, a friend, a doctor). The thoughts of these individuals, as opposed to their speech, are given in parentheses. This design was chosen to attempt to illustrate not only how people with these disorders think and feel themselves but also how they appear to other people around them. The emphasis, therefore, is on the difficulties, often the suffering, experienced by people with various mental illnesses, and also on the adverse impact these illnesses have on others, which is often substantial.

    Part 1 Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders; Chapter 1 Delirium; Chapter 2 Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type; Part 2 Substance Related Disorders; Chapter 3 Alcohol Dependence; Chapter 4 Amphetamine Dependence; Part 3 Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders; Chapter 5 Schizophrenia; Chapter 6 Delusional Disorder; Part 4 Mood Disorders; Chapter 7 Depression; Chapter 8 Mania; Part 5 Anxiety Disorders; Chapter 9 Specific Phobia; Chapter 10 Panic Disorder; Chapter 11 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Chapter 12 Social Phobia; Chapter 13 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; Chapter 14 Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Part 6 Somatoform Disorders; Chapter 15 Somatization Disorder; Chapter 16 Body Dysmorphic Disorder; Part 7 Factitious Disorders; Chapter 17 Factitious Disorder; Part 8 Dissociative Disorders; Chapter 18 Dissociative Identity Disorder; Part 9 Eating Disorders; Chapter 19 Anorexia Nervosa; Chapter 20 Bulimia Nervosa; Part 10 Impulse-control Disorders Not Otherwise Classified; Chapter 21 Pathological Gambling; Chapter 22 Trichotillomania; Part 11 Personality Disorders; Chapter 23 Borderline Personality Disorder; Chapter 24 Antisocial Personality; Conclusions;


    James E. Mitchell

    "Two features distinguish Points of View: good writing and an appealing format. The book is fairly simple and straightforward in its approach. The excellent writing is highly readable." -- John C. Racy, M.D. University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona