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The history of mental symptoms : descriptive psychopathology since the nineteenth century

Author: G E Berrios
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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Since psychiatry remains a descriptive discipline, it is essential for its practitioners to understand how the language of psychiatry came to be formed. This important book, written by a psychiatrist-historian, traces the genesis of the descriptive categories of psychopathology and examines their interaction with the psychological and philosophical context within which they arose. The author explores particularly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Terminology
Classification
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G E Berrios
ISBN: 9780511526725 0511526725
OCLC Number: 668203298
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Sep 2010).
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 565 pages)
Contents: Pt. I. The object of inquiry. Ch. 1. Matters historical. Ch. 2. Descriptive psychopathology --
pt. II. Cognition and consciousness. Ch. 3. Disorders of perception. Ch. 4. Thought disorder. Ch. 5. Delusions. Ch. 6. Obsessions and compulsions. Ch. 7. Mental Retardation. Ch. 8. Cognitive impairment. Ch. 9. Memory and its disorders. Ch. 10. Consciousness and its disorders --
pt. III. Mood and emotions. Ch. 11. Anxiety and cognate disorders. Ch. 12. Affect and its disorders. Ch. 13. The anhedonias --
pt. IV. Volition and action. Ch. 14. The will and its disorders. Ch. 15. Feelings of fatigue. Ch. 16. Catalepsy, catatonia and stupor. Ch. 17. Tremor, rigidity, akathisia and stereotypy --
pt. V. Miscellany. Ch. 18. Personality and its disorders. Ch. 19. Self-harm.
Responsibility: German E. Berrios.

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