This book explores the historical background to, and present day understanding of, a number of unusual psychiatric disorders. This fully revised new edition contains a new chapter on a range of recently emerging conditions, as well as updated literature and a collection of new and updated cases.
Since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many developments in the field of psychiatry, including changes in DSM-5, the advancement of neuroimaging and related research, which have been incorporated into the fifth edition. In this now classic text, each chapter covers an individual disorder in detail, using several case studies gathered by the authors themselves to illustrate and exemplify the disorders discussed. The clear and easy to understand writing style ensures that this text is accessible for the wide range of studies and professions who will find it useful.
Uncommon Psychiatric Symptoms fifth edition is essential reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, social workers, and other mental health professionals. It will also be of interest to graduate students in the fields of psychiatry and psychology, as well as those enrolled in psychiatry resident courses.
Table of Contents
1. Capgras’ syndrome 2. De Clérambault’s syndrome 3. The Othello syndrome 4. Ganser’s syndrome 5. The Couvade syndrome 6. Munchausen’s syndrome and related factitious disorders 7. Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome 8. Cotard’s syndrome (Le Délire de Négation) 9. Folie à deux (et folie à plusiers) 10. Ekbom’s syndrome (delusional infestation) and body dysmorphic disorder 11. Possession states and allied syndromes 12. Other uncommon psychiatric syndromes
Dr David Enoch, formerly senior consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital is an internationally acknowledged authority and pioneer of Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes, the title of his best-selling book (5th edition). A broadcaster and author, his other titles include Healing the Hurt Mind (7th edition); Schizophrenia: Voices in the Dark; Psychiatric Disorders in Dental Practice, and I Want A Christian Psychiatrist.
Prof. Basant Puri currently works in academic research and practises clinically.
Dr Hadrian Ball is a consultant forensic psychiatrist having worked in Norwich UK and Hobart, Tasmania. He is considered an international authority on sexual offending against older victims. He has retired from clinical practice.